Podcast Season 5

Episode #7: Artificial intelligence (AI)

In this episode Jo and Peter use the apologetics tool – the Being Humans Lens – to chat all-things artificial intelligence (AI). They ask: does AI know us better than we know ourselves? Can AI really become a source for our relationships? And how might we draw on the wisdom of the God Story when it comes to navigating the future of tech?

Through exploring significance, connection, participation and presence the conversation covers AI’s benefits and challenges, from ChatGPT and self-driving cars to ethical dilemmas and the potential for deep fakes. They also consider the environmental impact of AI and the questions around ethical frameworks to guide its development. Ultimately, we dive back to the better story found in the pages of scripture for a hopeful perspective on integrity, empathy and wisdom in this digital age.

Part one (00:00)
01:06 Welcome back and introducing today’s topic: AI
03:03 Putting AI at the focal point of the Being Human Lens.
05:01 Significance: AI bias, data and ethics.
12:45 The God story: Genesis and wisdom.

Part two (17:03)
17:06 AI and connection: how do we build an ethnical framework?
25:36 Loneliness: is AI really a source for relationship?
27:31 Biblical empathy and ethics: relational beings in a digital world.
29:27 Real vs fake: presence and digital deconstruction.
35:38 The environmental cost of AI.
38:10 A better story: stewarding God’s creation, pursing truth and encounter.
40:51 Participation and creativity: does AI really know us better than we know ourselves?
44:50 ‘Hypersuasion’: AI’s influence on our choices.
49:08 Wisdom and integrity in the age of AI.
51:12 Three spiritual habits: digital abstinence, worship and examen.

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