Sunday, October 8, 2023
| Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Artificial intelligence isn’t needed to know what the Highest Intelligence expects of us.

On the eve of Valentine’s Day 2023, a gunman opened fire on the campus of Michigan State University, killing three MSU students and critically wounding five others.

In the aftermath, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University emailed the student body to express solidarity with MSU students and faculty and to express remorse for the horrific event. The email read, in part: “The recent Michigan shootings are a tragic reminder of the importance of taking care of each other, particularly in the context of creating inclusive environments.”

But at the end of the note was a curious line in fine print: “Paraphrase from OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI language model, personal communication, February 15, 2023.”

Oops! The sympathetic email had made use of AI (artificial intelligence) to write a note about a very human and horrific human tragedy! What? The staff couldn’t take time, or find the words — their own words — to compose an authentic letter of...

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