In this episode we speak with a non-human guest: the AI chatbot, ChatGPT. We quiz ChatGPT on the ethical complexities and moral implications of weaving AI into our lives and spiritual journeys. We discuss what safeguards need to be in place to ensure AI acts as a catalyst for human flourishing, what AI can teach us about what it means to be human, and whether it could create it’s own religious texts, and lead it’s own Church of AI?
After the interview Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Joy Brooks look for signs of hope in this emerging AI landscape.
Interview starts at 19m 13s
BOOKS (recommended by ChatGPT)
“It’s actually quite fascinating how people often attribute human traits to machines. There’s something deeply human about wanting to connect – even if it’s with a series of algorithms and circuitry. It’s a testament to our capacity for empathy and our innate desire to understand and be understood.”
“AI can provide tools to enhance creativity, but it can’t replace the uniquely human context that gives art, music, and poetry their depth.”
“The challenge is to ensure that as AI gets better at taking care of us, we don’t forget to take care of each other.”
“AI could be a tool for creating more inclusive and equitable systems, but it requires responsible stewardship.”
“In environments where critical thinking is discouraged or even penalized, AI-generated advice could inadvertently perpetuate harmful ideologies or practices. That’s one of the complexities when technology intersects with deeply ingrained social and cultural systems. It can either be a force for change, or an amplifier of existing issues.”
“AI can be both a challenge and an opportunity, forcing us to re-examine what we hold dear.”
“The potential for both good and bad outcomes is a hallmark of many transformative technologies – not just AI.”