In the News

Predicting the future is now possible with powerful new AI simulations,” New Scientist, October 2, 2019.

Computer simulations can help prepare us for a zombie apocalypse — and much more,” Built In, September 24, 2019.

Top 40 Tech Tools to Combat Child Trafficking,” Trafficking Matters, August 13, 2019.

Tomorrow’s Gods: What’s the Future of Religion?BBC – Future, August 2, 2019.

V.R. could take scary nightmares down a notch,” Futurity, January 30, 2019.”

How Virtual Reality Might Help Fight Recurring Nightmares,” The Brink, January 30, 2019.

Virtual reality therapy shows promise in the treatment of nightmares,” PsyPost, December 22, 2018.

Using AI to explain religious conflict,” Cosmos Magazine, November 5, 2018.

The Paul Coia Show: Interview with F. LeRon Shults,” BBC Berkshire, November 4, 2018.

BBC Radio 4: Interview with Justin Lane,” BBC Radio 4, November 4, 2018.

Predicting religious violence beforehand: The future of AI?,” TechEngage, November 2, 2018.

This ‘Psychological’ AI System Mimics Religious Violence to Understand It,” Seeker, November 2, 2018.

The AI that could help predict religious violence,” The Telegraph, October 31, 2018.

AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict: Humanity is not naturally violent,” ScienceDaily, October 31, 2018

Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?,” BBC News, October 31, 2018

Researchers Simulated Religious Groups With AI to Try to Understand Religious Violence,” Motherboard – VICE, October 31, 2018.

AI systems shed light on root cause of religious conflict,” University of Oxford, October 30, 2018.

Computer Modeling Religion,” WCAI – NPR Living Lab Radio, August 13, 2018.

Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Religious Violence?” The Atlantic, July 23, 2018.

Religion is uniquely human, but computer simulations may help us understand religious behavior,” The Conversation, June 11, 2018.

FMHT: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus,” Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, October 30, 2017.

Meet Wesley Wildman of Center for Mind and Culture in Kenmore Square,” the Boston Voyager, October 23, 2017.

The Religious Studies Project: Modeling Religion and the Integration of the Sciences and the Humanities in the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion podcast, Wesley Wildman interviewed by Thomas White, October 9, 2017.

A computer called ‘The Beast’ is untangling religion,” Futurity, June 14, 2017.

“What Computer Modeling Can Tell Us About Religion,” BU Today, June 1, 2017.

“Big data et religions [Big Data and Religion],” Radio Suisse, May 21, 2017.

“Atheism, the Computer Model,” Nautilus, February 16, 2017.

“Quand le big data prédit l’avenir des religions [When Big Data Predicts the Future of Religion],” Cath, March 4, 2017.

“VMASC Researchers Host Archaeologists from Around the World, Examining 3D Visualization of Ancient Settlement,” Old Dominion University News, November 9, 2016.

“From Muslims to Ebola, Conservatives Always Want to Terrify Us About Something,” Forward OpEd, September 6, 2016.

“Computer Modeling Religious Violence,” Religion for Breakfast vlog, April 19, 2016.

“Using Computer Models to Study Religion?” Religion for Breakfast vlog, April 12, 2016.

“Theologist Wesley Wildman Speaking at Drew University,” Madison Patch, March 23, 2015.

“Exploring the Spiritual Experience,” BU Today, January 24, 2014.

“Taking a Scientific Look Inside Religion to Liberals and Conservatives to Get Along,” Focus Magazine, Spring 2013.

“Start-Up Indiana Church Uses Sex to Sell Message,” USA Today, February 13, 2011.

“Religion Meets Science,” Boston Globe, January 24, 2011.

“The Neuroscientist and the Theologian,” BU Today, January 20, 2011.

Other Media Mentions

The Modeling Religion Project Connects AI to Policy,” Government CIO Media, July 30, 2018.

AI Being Used to Model Impacts of Mass Immigration,” Tru News, July 26, 2018.

Intelligence Artificielle Contre Le Terrorisme: Attention Aux Faux Espoirs,” Atlantico, July 25, 2018.

Press Releases

“Newburyport Documentary Film Festival to Screen Stories of Intersex and Faith,” September 4, 2019.

“Top 40 List Provides Links to Tools to Combat Child Trafficking,” May 17, 2019.