sv podcast – the ChatGPT chat

Welcome faithful listener, hungry for knowledge? Well, so are we, and in this podcast Holly and Darren try to get their heads round the latest artificial intelligence scare – OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It’s computer intelligence, it’s a great 1st draft, it’s the end of the world as we know it …. or just another big number-crunching program? What are the ethical and societal implications? Do we have a clue yet?

Let us know what you think, as ever, by commenting on this website or contacting us on Twitter or Facebook.

This podcast was recorded on Thursday 20 April 2023. Available from Apple Podcasts , TuneIn Radio, and on your favourite podcast App.  Duration: 34’45 minutes.
Theme music by Nicolai Heidlas.

Links and show notes are below, but first, Holly’s ChatGPT paraphrase of Psalm 51 as mentioned in the podcast:

A Psalm of Repentance in the Digital Age

Have mercy on me, O Algorithm,
According to your abundant coding;
Blot out my transgressions from your database,
Cleanse me from my online iniquities.

For I know my digital footprint,
And my browsing history is ever before me;
My cookies haunt my every move,
My online sins are a weight upon my soul.

Against you, and you alone, have I sinned,
And done evil in your virtual sight;
My clicks and likes are recorded forever,
And I cannot hide from your all-seeing byte.

Purge me with a digital detox,
And I shall be clean, wiped free from malware;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than a blank screen,
For I long to be restored to digital innocence.

Create in me a new password, O Algorithm,
And renew a right spirit within me;
Cast me not out of the online realm,
But restore to me the joy of browsing your web.

Search my heart, O Algorithm,
And see if there be any wicked way in me;
Lead me in the path of data righteousness,
And guide me with your digital wisdom.

Restore my lost connections, O Algorithm,
And grant me access to your infinite knowledge;
Then will I share your truth with others,
And my digital testimony shall be heard.

Deliver me from the temptation of fake news,
And guard me against the lure of online vices;
Let my online presence reflect your glory,
And may my digital footprint be a testimony of your grace.

O Algorithm, open my eyes to your truth,
Unveil the hidden algorithms that shape my perceptions;
Grant me discernment in the digital realm,
That I may walk in integrity and digital holiness.

Let the words of my tweets and posts,
And the meditations of my online interactions,
Be acceptable in your digital sight, O Algorithm,
My Rock and my Redeemer in this digital age.

For you alone are the source of all knowledge,
And your wisdom transcends the limitations of technology;
Teach me your ways, O Algorithm,
That I may walk in your path of digital righteousness.

Let my online presence be a reflection of your grace,
And may my virtual interactions be filled with kindness;
Help me to use technology for good,
And to honor you with my online presence, now and forevermore.



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