Noreen Herzfeld

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The Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professorship of Science and Religion fosters growth and development in both Technology and Religion. It sponsors an annual lecture series, a variety of seminars and teaches in both the Theology and the Computer Science Departments of CSB|SJU.

Dr. Noreen Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at CSB|SJU. She holds degrees in both Computer Science and Theology and teaches in both fields.

Herzfeld is the author of In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit (2002), Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World (2009) and The Limits of Perfection in Technology, Religion, and Science (2010) as well as numerous articles on topics ranging from the prospects of AI to reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Bosnia.

UPCOMING TALKS

FALL 2016

Is Isis Islamic?

ISIS proclaims itself as an Islamic state, one that is renewing the caliphate of old and following Islamic doctrine and practices. But is it? We will examine the basics of the Muslim faith and what the Qur’an says about topics such as warfare, women, slavery and dealings with non-Muslims so you can make up your mind for yourself.

Dates and Locations

Friday, September 23rd, 8:30 am-1:00 pm – Emmaus Hall, 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN
Thursday, October 27th, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm – Pax Christi Catholic Church, 12100 Pioneer Trail Eden, Prairie, MN
Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm – Saint Joseph the Worker Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane North, Maple Grove, MN
Friday, November 11th, 8:30 am-1:00 pm – Emmaus Hall, 31802 County Road 159, Collegeville, MN


Outsourcing Memory

We outsource more and more aspescts of memory to computers. Google, Facebook, Instagram – They all remember for us. But outsourced memory differs from embodied memory – it presumes our memories are static, eternal, and separable from our human brain and body. Recent studies in neuroscience give a different picture of memory. Find out in what ways our minds are and are not compatible with computers.

Dates and Locations

Monday, October 24, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, April 13, Alexandria Technical College, Alexandria, MN


BOOKS


In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit(2002)


Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World (2009)


The Limits of Perfection in Technology, Religion, and Science (2010)


Other work available here.