Philip Butler

Philip Butler

Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems

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  • B.A., Morehouse College
  • M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology


As an academic, Dr. Butler brings an excellent teaching resume and cutting-edge scholarship that combines Black liberation theologies, neuroscience, spirituality and technology, particularly artificial intelligence. He is also the founder of The Seekr Project, which is a distinctly Black conversational artificial intelligence with mental health capacities, combining machine learning and psychotherapeutic systems.

In addition to his publications in the field of theology, philosophy, and science, Dr. Butler is also the author of Black Transhuman Liberation Theology: Technology and Spirituality (Bloomsbury, 2019) in which he investigates what might happen when Black people utilize technological advancements to enhance both Black spiritualities and Black bodies in the struggle of materializing liberating realities.

Check out a video on the Seekr Project, a distinctly Black conversational artificial intelligence focusing on mental health, co-founded by Dr. Butler.