Posts from August 2015

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Debugging Our Artificial Intelligence

by Tom Andel

Robots are getting more like humans every day—and if I were a robot I wouldn’t brag about it. An article in The Wall Street Journal this week reported that robots are being endowed with the same kind of “deep learning expertise” as their creators. This means that instead of being programmed solely with fixed rules, […]

“Brackets? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Brackets!”

by Tom Andel

There are plenty of passages in the Bible to which people object. I had one of those moments with one of this Sunday’s readings. The fault I found wasn’t in the words of St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians (Eph 5:21-32) but in the brackets an editor placed around some of his words. The brackets […]

What Kind of Fool am I?

by Tom Andel

Answering that musical question is the key to wisdom. We must all recognize that foolishness is our original sin. We’re born into this legacy from Adam & Eve and we spend the rest of our lives trying to find our way out of it. There are many kinds of fools: stupid, crazy, pitiful, drunken—all the […]

Don’t Become Blind to the Divine

by Tom Andel

God’s love is a forest in which we tend to get lost. Upon entry we’re amazed by its beauty, but just as we eventually take our loved ones for granted, we tend to get used to immersion in love. We can no longer see that forest for all the miracles surrounding us every day. These […]