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Parishioner, The Parish of Freshwater

Karen Higgins

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Karen Higgins is a parishioner of The Parish of Freshwater. She has a Masters in Data Science from James Cook University.

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Artificial intelligence: benefits and drawbacks

“In the future AI will be used to automate more tasks as organisations seek to improve services and reduce costs. However, there will be many repercussions that impact workers, privacy, safety, security and property rights. As a result, legal protection of rights will require new laws as governments work through the complex issues raised by increasing AI usage and applications,” says Karen Higgins from The Parish of Freshwater

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Parish of Freshwater op shop serves and connects community

“How to engage the community and lead people to the church? Diana Ferrari’s answer to this question was to start an op shop at The Parish of Freshwater’s Deception Bay church in May 2019…Diana’s vision was to attract people in the community who would spend time at the shop, linger over coffee from the cafe, and become acquainted with the church and its members,” says Karen Higgins from The Parish of Freshwater

The Parish of Freshwater community celebrated their 30th anniversary on Sunday 12 March 2023, including current parish priest The Rev'd Claye Middleton and former parish priests The Rev’d Susan Crothers-Robertson and The Rev’d Anne Bottomley
People & History

The history and origins of The Parish of Freshwater

The Church of the Risen Christ, Deception Bay was recently filled with excited people donned in their Sunday best gathering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the church’s construction