This week on Acton Unwind, guest host Dan Hugger is joined by Dylan Pahman and Noah Gould. They begin the podcast by discussing two recent essays that call into question Hillsdale College’s “Christian College” bona fides. What makes a college Christian, and does Hillsdale fit the bill? Next, Google’s Gemini generative AI chatbot’s political biases are explored. What does AI bias look like? Why is it important, and what can be done to mitigate it? Is it inadvertent performance art?

Finally, the group unpacks the recent scandal that has engulfed science fiction and fantasy’s most prestigious award, the Hugo. Is it prudent to host such awards in China? Is the Hugo scandal an indictment of democracy? How does this scandal effect the award’s credibility going forward?

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Selling “Christian” Hillsdale | Current

Some additional thoughts about Hillsdale | Current

On Hillsdale College and Christianity by Dan Hugger | Reign of Conscience

On Constitutions, Confessionalization, and Gandhi | Reign of Conscience (Substack)

More human than human: measuring ChatGPT political bias | Public Choice

Hugo Awards 2024: What Really Happened at the Sci-Fi Awards in China? | Esquire

Authors ‘excluded from Hugo awards over China concerns’ | The Guardian

Your New Aesthetic | YouTube

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