Posts Tagged ‘AI’

Catholic universities must embrace AI

Monday, July 17th, 2023
embracing Artificial Intelligence

During a recent scientific conference, Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça, Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education, highlighted Catholic universities’ crucial role in embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI). In his address, Cardinal de Mendonça underscored the importance of Catholic universities taking the lead in innovation and actively engaging with emerging trends. The event, titled “Renewal Read more

AI and Chatbots; new media for communicating with the dead

Thursday, July 13th, 2023
AI and chatbots

Carrie Rowell still misses the 7 a.m. phone calls from her father, who died six years ago. He would use her nickname, “Toots,” or ask, “Hey, babe, how’s your morning going?” “I would give anything to hear that again,” Rowell said. But interacting with a version of a departed loved one is now more accessible Read more

Te reo Māori threatened by AI

Monday, June 26th, 2023

ChatGPT seems to be taking over te reo Māori. The new artificial intelligence (AI) has academics and te reo speakers worried. The chatbot is a quick learner. Ever since its launch last November, ChatGPT has ‘learned’ to write in te reo. The quality is “scarily good”, says Waikato University’s Te Taka Keegan (pictured). But he Read more

ChatGPT preaches sermon and runs church service

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

An artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot told hundreds of people at a Lutheran service on Friday “to rise from the pews and praise the Lord.” The experimental church service was almost entirely AI-generated. A ChatGPT chatbot delivered a sermon at the church in Bavaria, Germany. What happened The sermon chatbot, personified by an avatar of a Read more

Kissinger warns of the potential catastrophic danger of artificial intelligence

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
danger of Artificial Intelligence

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (pictured) has become “obsessed” with a very modern concern – the potential catastrophic danger of artificial intelligence (AI). Kissinger spent much of his career thinking about the dangers of nuclear weapons but, at 99, he is concerned the powers of AI could be far more devastating than even Read more

US priest says ‘no place for AI in the synodal process’

Monday, May 8th, 2023
AI has no place

A priest in the US state of South Carolina has said “AI has no place in the synodal process,” responding to the Catholic Church in Asia’s use of artificial intelligence to create a document for use by the wider Church. Fr Jeffrey Kirby, a pastor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in South Carolina, Read more

Artificial Intelligence ‘could create religion of the future’

Monday, May 8th, 2023

The world could soon see the first religion that attracts devotees with sacred texts created by artificial intelligence, the historian Yuval Noah Harari said. The Israeli scholar, known for the best-selling book Sapiens, told a science conference that AI systems such as ChatGPT have breached a new threshold because they are capable of using language Read more

Amnesty International uses AI-generated images of Colombian human rights abuses

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Leading global human rights organization Amnesty International is defending its choice to use an AI image generator to depict protests and police brutality in Colombia. Amnesty told Gizmodo it used an AI generator to depict human rights abuses so as to preserve the anonymity of vulnerable protestors. Experts fear, however, that the use of the Read more

AI will increase inequality and raise tough questions about humanity

Monday, May 1st, 2023

On November 30 2022, OpenAI launched the AI chatbot ChatGTP, making the latest generation of AI technologies widely available. In the few months since then, we have seen Italy ban ChatGTP over privacy concerns, leading technology luminaries calling for a pause on AI systems development, and even prominent researchers saying we should be prepared to Read more

How AI’s threatens our economies, societies, and democracies

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

In six months, a year, or two, from now, the first wave of AI-made layoffs will hit the economy. A whole lot of execs, having figured out that a whole lot of people are beginning to use AI to do their jobs, are going to dispense with the middleman. They won’t care very much if Read more