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Texas churchgoers get 'shotgun sermon' cooked up by chatbot

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Dr. Anthony Mazzarelli, the CEO of Cooper University Health Care in New Jersey and an ER physician as well, spoke with Fox News Digital about how Nuance's AI tool is helping physicians focus more on patients and less on paperwork. A Texas church hosted a Sunday service the was generated entirely by artificial intelligence. The Violet Crown City Church in north Austin used ChatGPT to develop a sermon, with pastor Jay Cooper saying he got the idea after reading about the technology and wondering what it might be like to use in during a service, according to a report from KXAN. "ChatGPT kicked out about a 15-minute service, like a shotgun sermon, an outline," Cooper said. "It's very clear that a human element is still needed. I had to fill out the service with additional prompts and add a couple prompts to the sermon to kind of beef it up."

ChatGPT delivers sermon to packed German church, tells congregants not to fear death

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During an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle", Jimmy Failla shares his thoughts on the latest interesting development in the world of artificial intelligence. Hundreds attended a Protestant church service Friday in Germany generated almost entirely by artificial intelligence, with a sermon presented by the AI chatbot ChatGPT. The chatbot, which presented as a Black man with a beard above the altar of St. Paul's Church in Fürth, Bavaria, told the packed congregation not to fear death, according to the Associated Press. "Dear friends, it is an honor for me to stand here and preach to you as the first artificial intelligence at this year's convention of Protestants in Germany," the AI avatar said. The service, which was attended by more than 300 people, lasted 40 minutes and featured prayers and music in addition to the sermon.

Hear a good Sunday sermon? AI ready to make preacher's words count all week long

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'The Five' co-hosts discuss new AI bot ChatGPT and the impact artificial intelligence will have on future jobs. Church leaders and volunteers will soon have access to an artificial intelligence platform that aims to shave hours off their day-to-day tasks by generating content from sermons to engage fellow Christians when they are not in the pews. Upcoming platform Pulpit AI, founded by Michael Whittle, is expected to launch later this summer and will serve as a tool for Christian leaders looking to take the tedious work out of crafting religious blog posts, devotionals and prayer guides and social media posts. "We want to help pastors of small to medium-sized churches be able to make content for their congregations to interact with throughout the week and on social media," Whittle told Fox News Digital. "We think every pastor should, if they want, have a digital signal to their congregations beyond the sermon. "Most small to medium-sized churches have small or completely volunteer staff, so they have zero operational leverage when it comes to media and resources for their church," he added. "If we can help a church media team get past the blank page, we can not only save them crazy amounts of time, we can help every church become a resourcing church for their people." 'AI JESUS' TALKS DATING, RELATIONSHIPS, MORALS -- EVEN OFFERS VIDEO-GAMING TIPS A congregant reads a referred passage from her Bible during services at Highland Colony Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Nov. 29, 2020. Puplit AI "doesn't and never will" generate sermons, instead it serves as a tool where the user uploads a sermon or religious podcast in order to repurpose it into "social media highlights, blog posts, discussion questions, and the other content churches use to reach their congregations and communities day in and day out," Whittle said. "Pulpit AI analyzes long form audio and video, then repurposes that into various forms of content," Whittle said. "Pulpit AI's output is taken directly from the source material.

A week after a gunman opened fire, worshipers return to Taiwanese church

Los Angeles Times

It could have been any Sunday morning at the Taiwanese church. Elderly couples held hands and shuffled into the chapel. Pastor Albany Lee led the Lord's Prayer, illuminated by blue light from the stained-glass window behind him. But a week earlier, the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church had been shaken by an unimaginable act. A man opened fire at a luncheon after the morning service, killing one person and injuring five others.

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Nevada Mormon church; suspect in custody

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One person is dead and another wounded in a shooting at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse Sunday in Fallon, Nev. The suspect is in custody, authorities said. A suspect was arrested Sunday after a shooting at a Mormon church in Fallon, Nev. The shooting took place in front of congregants during a service at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, Kaitlin Ritchie, a spokeswoman for the City of Fallon, told Fox 13. Fallon Police Chief Kevin Gehman identified the suspect as 48-year-old John Kelley O'Connor.