Andy Steiger

Andy Stieger cAndy Steiger, Founder & President, Apologetics Canada

Abbotsford, BC, Canada

About the Presenter

Andy Steiger is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada Ministries (AC). He passionately engages pressing issues related to our humanity from a Christian perspective. He has presented at various venues such as Cambridge University on philosophical issues related to Artificial Intelligence, provided ethical guidelines on robotics for the United Nations, and addressed legal concerns over rights of conscience at the World Congress in Philosophy of Law. 

Andy has published widely from children’s books to the Supreme Court Law Review. His most recent book, Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World was awarded runner up to evangelistic resource of the year. Andy is known for making complex theological and philosophical ideas understandable through the art of storytelling as seen in AC’s video resources. The Human Project video series debuted at film festivals around the world and won a number of awards including Best Short Film and People's Choice. Recently released is BRANDED: A Series on Identity which is now available on RightNow Media. Between his 20 years of pastoral experience and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen, Andy brings both experience and research to his work. 

Andy currently lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, with his wife, Nancy, and their two sons. Most weekends you’ll find the Steigers in the mountains or lakes of BC.

About the Presentation

Topic: "An Overview of AI: What Is AI & How Does it Work?"

AI algorithms were first invented back in the 1970's but the computing power to operate and the data necessary to fuel them is a more recent development. Now that machine learning has become widely accessible and grabbed our collective imagination, it's essential we understand not only what AI can do but what it can't do if we will ever successfully integrate it into business and society. Andy will provide a context for understanding the current capacity of AI, its potential benefits and dangers, the facts, and the fiction.