WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, November 16, Washington National Cathedral will host the 2022 Ignatius Forum, titled “Man, Machine, And God”. Experts and leaders will gather in the Cathedral to explore artificial intelligence (AI) and the way it is transforming human society—and what this technology means for us all. The panel will take place at 7 p.m ET in the Cathedral’s nave.

This year’s Ignatius Forum will be hosted by Dean Randy Hollerith, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, and The Hon. Amy Ignatius. The event will include discussions on AI as it approaches the “sentient” level of human intelligence, new technologies that will enable AI, the impact of AI on national security, warfare, and intelligence, and the ethical and religious implications of AI.

Scheduled panelists include:

  • The Hon. Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and former chief executive of Google
  • Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology
  • Debo Olasebikan, Chief Executive at Kepler Compute
  • Noreen Herzfeld, Professor of Science and Religion at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict

“Man, Machine, And God” is open to the public for in-person attendance, tickets can be purchased for $20 here. A livestream of the forum will be available for online registrants on the Cathedral’s website.

This event is part of the Cathedral’s annual Ignatius Forum series, which is sponsored by the family of Paul and Nancy Ignatius in honor of their longtime support of the Cathedral and its public programming. Past Ignatius forums have focused on space exploration and the COVID-19 pandemic.

All ticket sales go to support the Cathedral’s ministry as a center of convening at the intersection of sacred and civic life. Media is welcome to this forum in-person and should contact Eleanor Donohue for details.



Eleanor Donohue, 202-704-5840, [email protected]

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