Ep. 139: AI Chatbots & Relationships Part I

In today’s episode, we begin the discussion of AI chatbots and the relationships people can have with them. The conversational “chat” nature of informational generative AI like ChatGPT and Copilot or relational generative AI such as Replika can deceive just about anyone with their human-like qualities. In Part I, we look at informational chatbots and consider the particular ways they feel human and consider their safety in the hands of kids (and adults).

Articles referenced:

Everyday AI Chatbots are Changing How We Live and Work Today
Common Sense Media poll on AI
Parental Advisory: This Chatbot May Talk to Your Child About Sex and Alcohol
You Need to Talk to Your Kids About AI: Here Are Six Things You Should Say
When it Comes to AI, Let’s Move Fast and Fix Things
How AI Can Lead to Verbal Abuse and Unhealthy Attachments
AI Is Now Accessible to Everyone: 3 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids
How Does AI Affect Kids? Psychologists Weigh In
The New Bing Told Our Reporter it ‘can feel or think things’
Kids Are Using ChatGPT to Socialize – and Parents Are Worried
Snapchat Tried to Make a Safe AI: It Chat With Me About Booze and Sex
1 in 10 Teens Already Use ChatGPT For School – Here’s How to Guide Them

Scripture referenced:

Psalm 89:10
Numbers 6:25
James 4:14
Hebrews 11:3
1 Peter 4:8
Genesis 2:8

Helpful articles for further reading:
The A to Z of Artificial Intelligence
What Does it Mean to be Human?


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