The artificial intelligence known as ChatGPT (developed by OpenAI) has been dominating much of the news cycle recently as users test its abilities and what answers it will give to various questions, prompts, and requests. Now, many people might assume AI is neutral, just giving users “the facts.” But those who build AI systems have a worldview—and that worldview dominates the answers AI bots give. In other words, humans program them, and how they react/answer will depend upon how they are programmed. As always, there is no neutrality!
AiG’s Bryan Osborne recently sat down to explain what ChatGPT is and some of the major problems with this new technology, namely the anti-God worldview that it is disseminating to those who use it. I encourage you to watch this 10-minute video.
Yes, we need to use discernment when it comes to everything. No, technology is not inherently evil (but people who build and program technology do have a sin nature and are not neutral!)—nearly every technology has the potential to be used for great good or great evil—but knowing how and when to use various technologies requires discernment. As our world gets further from the truth of God’s Word, Christians will increasingly need that discernment!
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.