Hello and welcome to Ockm (a play on Ockham's Razor). My name is Josh and this is a place for me to develop thoughts on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, philosophy and faith. I am a software engineer with about seven years of experience in the field. My primary areas of focus professionally are microservices and DevOps. Recently I’ve started moving into work with Artificial Intelligence, mainly focusing on building ML models for the User Experience (UX) community. I have a B.S. in Information Technology Systems from Regent University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. My master’s degree emphasis was Interactive Intelligence, which could be thought of as the intersection of AI and UX.
The motivation for creating Ockm is complicated. As a Christian, working in AI raised some interesting questions, specifically about the nature of humans and the existence of God and his relationship to us (or lack thereof). For example, are we really just accidentally animated matter or do we have souls? Does science have the final word on the nature of reality or should we look elsewhere? Is my faith and science at complete odds? These are obviously huge questions and I struggle with them regularly. In short, Ockm is partly an outlet for me to wrestle with these questions. Additionally, Ockm serves as a mechanism for me to share my learning about AI from a technical perspective.
I would love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment directly on any of the articles.