ChatGPT, a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence, has caught the world’s attention because of its ability to produce sophisticated, even human-like, responses to user prompts, raising questions about how this technology can be used ethically and what its existence means for how Christians understand their own humanity.
Developed by OpenAI and released in November 2022, ChatGPT is the latest innovation in what is called generative AI. It has both garnered praise and raised concerns.
ChatGPT has the potential to upset the tech industry in ways we cannot yet even predict. It also presents potential dangers such as more advanced phishing schemes and cyberattacks, as well as questionable academic work.
This article is the first in a series of interviews with Christian technology experts and ethicists who are grappling with the moral and ethical implications of the AI technology innovations ChatGPT represents.