Michael Yankoski

Peace Studies & Theology

Michael Yankoski (peace studies and theology) earned an M.A. in theological studies from Regent College and bachelor’s degrees in computer science and religious studies from Westmont College. He is a former program manager (at Regent College) of a John F. Templeton Foundation Faith and Science grant and has worked with both domestic and international humanitarian agencies. He is the author of four books, and is a Kroc Excellence Fellow. Michael was also named a 2017-18 Pepe Fellow.
 
Michael's current research explores the intersection of anthropogenic climate change, virtue theory, strategic peacebuilding, and human population displacement. His next research focus is on artificial intelligence ethics.

Recent Publications

Yankoski, Michael (Peace Studies and Theology Ph.D. student), Tim Weninger & Walter Scheirer (2020) An AI early warning system to monitor online disinformation, stop violence, and protect elections, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 76:2, 85-90, DOI: 10.1080/00963402.2020.1728976

Yankoski, Michael (Peace Studies and Theology Ph.D. student), Tim Weninger & Walter Scheirer (2021) Meme Warfare: AI countermeasures to disinformation should focus on popular, not perfect, fakes.