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Digital Society Initiative

Beth Singler

Beth Singler, Prof. Dr.

  • Affiliated DSI Professor
  • Digital Religion(s)

Professor Beth Singler is the Assistant Professor in Digital Religion(s) at the University of Zurich. Prior to this she was the Junior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, after being the post-doctoral Research Associate on the «Human Identity in an age of Nearly Human Machines» project at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. Her anthropological research explores the social, ethical, philosophical and religious implications of advances in Artificial Intelligence and robotics. As a part of her public engagement work, she produced a series of short documentaries, the first of which, Pain in the Machine, won the 2017 AHRC Best Research Film of the Year Award. In 2021 she won the Digital Religion Research Award and also became a fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion. Forthcoming publications include «The Cambridge Companion to Religion and AI and Religion and AI: Rejection, Adoption, Adaption», as well as articles and book chapters on «AI and the Metaverse, AI and Hope, and Religious Creativity through AI».