The Daily Memo | May 22, 2023 | The Risks of Generative AI

We mere mortals know so little about the power of persuasion innate in Generative AI. We know even less about how it was constructed and the impact it will have on every aspect of our lives.

I saw a recent interview with Elon Musk. He co-founded OpenAI, before abandoning it for greener pastures. Musk pulled no punches in expressing concerns over the dangers of artificial intelligence in the wrong hands. “Things are getting weird—and they’re getting weird fast.” If you have an inclination to go deeper on this subject and its risks, search for The A.I. Dilemma – March 9, 2023on You Tube.

Just today I read an article from the Associated Press and the concern over AI’s influence on elections. Here’s the statement that was made in part by David Klepper and Ali Swenson. “Sophisticated generative AI tools can now create cloned human voices and hyper-realistic images, videos and audio in seconds, at minimal cost. When strapped to powerful social media algorithms, this fake and digitally created content can spread far and fast and target highly specific audiences, potentially taking campaign dirty tricks to a new low.”

I’m not sure dirty campaign tricks can be any lower, but I guess we’re about to find out.

What’s this have to do with our faith and belief in Jesus Christ and responsibility as Christians to spread the truth of the gospel of God’s Word? I think I just answered that question.

It’s all about truth. The inerrant truth of the good news that God has for all humanity. We need to speak the truth in love and do so without fear. We need to bring clarity in the absence of truth if AI tells us otherwise. We simply cannot believe everything we see and hear. God calls us to think and to search for truth as evidenced in His Word.

The prominence of Generative Artificial Intelligence is no match for the Holy Spirit in each Believer. God created it all and He’ll reconcile all of it in His timing. Stay true to Him and His commands.

And that’s the Memo.




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