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Texas church experiments with AI-generated service, uses ChatGPT for worship, sermon, and original song

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on With artificial intelligence seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, one church decided to experiment with the technology for one of its services last week. The Violet Crown City Church, located in Austin, held an AI-generated service on Sunday, describing the experiment as "uncharted territory." "This Sunday we're entering somewhat uncharted territory by letting ChatGPT create the order of worship, prayers, sermon, liturgy, and even an original song for our 10 a.m. ChatGPT logo and AI Artificial Intelligence words are seen in this illustration taken, May 4, 2023. "The purpose is to invite us to consider the nature of truth and challenge our assumptions about what God can make sacred and inspired." The church acknowledged such an experiment would be easy to write off, but encouraged its members to keep an open mind. "[W]hy not attend instead and experience it for yourself?" the church said, clarifying that this would be a "one-time experiment and not something we'll likely do again." The church assuaged any worries that "Skynet" – a reference to the fictional AI system in the Terminator franchise – had taken control of the church. One church attendee told KXAN he was able to worship, but the service ultimately lacked the human touch. "I'm not sure that AI can actually express the emotions of love and kindness and empathy," Chambers said. "I think that we must practice love and express that.

'Godfather of AI' says there's a 'serious danger' tech will get smarter than humans fairly soon

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Texas residents share how familiar they are with artificial intelligence on a scale from one to 10 and detailed how much they use it each day. The so-called "godfather of AI" continues to warn about the dangers of artificial intelligence weeks after he quit his job at Google. In a recent interview with NPR, Geoffrey Hinton said there was a "serious danger that we'll get things smarter than us fairly soon and that these things might get bad motives and take control." He asserted that politicians and industry leaders need to think about what to do regarding that issue right now. No longer science fiction, Hinton cautioned that technological advancements are a serious problem that is probably going to arrive very soon.

The shocking response to AI and what to do now before it's too late

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AI and ChatGPT development should not be paused and neither should other large Artificial Intelligence experiments residents of Austin, Texas, told Fox News. In the tech world, AI means artificial intelligence. Many people would probably just scream it, "AIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII," out of fear of how big a threat it could become. Like it or not, new, "artificial intelligence" platforms like ChatGPT are going to change our lives in ways likely more monumental than the creation of the internet. News coverage of AI has been nothing short of apocalyptic.