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?
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.