Noreen Herzfeld

Thursday, July 23, 2020
02:00pm EDT

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"Tool, Partner, or Surrogate: How Autonomous Should Our Technology Be?"

Noreen Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, and a research associate with ZRS Koper.  In this week Professor Herzfeld, who is also a public intellectual, will bring a significant breadth of wisdom and perspective to the conversation of ethics and the evolving realities and implications of the Technological Age.

Professor Herzfeld holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Theology from The Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley.  She is the author of In Our Image:  Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit (Fortress, 2002), Technology and Religion:  Remaining Human in a Co-Created World (Templeton, 2009), The Limits of Perfection in Technology, Religion, and Science (Pandora, 2010) and editor of Religion and the New Technologies (MDPI, 2017).   

Dr. Herzfeld has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is a frequent speaker on the prospects for AI, ethical issues in technology, and Islam.  She is the founder and a writer for the Avon Hills Salon (, a group of scholars who strive to connect their scholarship to the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad.