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As AI becomes both more powerful and easier to use, misinformation and deepfakes are real problems as we head into 2024. The time to pray is now.

From The Wall Street Journal. China invades Taiwan and migrants surge across the U.S.-Mexico border in a video depicting the aftermath of President Biden’s re-election. In a series of images, former President Donald Trump is pursued on foot and apprehended by uniformed police officers. Another photo shows the Pentagon engulfed in flames following an explosion. (Editor’s note: You can watch the AI-produced video the GOP released HERE.)

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The common denominator among these scenes? They are all fake. Rapidly evolving artificial intelligence is making it easier to generate sophisticated videos and images that can deceive viewers and spread misinformation, posing a major threat to political campaigns as 2024 contests get under way. …

The Republican National Committee was behind the video portraying a dystopian America should Biden secure a second term. Trump posted a manipulated video of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper reacting to the former president’s appearance at a town hall hosted by the network. …

Trump also shared a parody of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s glitch-filled presidential-campaign launch on Twitter Spaces. The fake video posted by Trump features DeSantis, Twitter Chief Executive Elon Musk, Democratic donor George Soros, former Vice President Dick Cheney, Adolf Hitler and the devil and appears to use AI-generated voice clones, including of Trump, who interjects to say, “Hold your horses, Elon, the real president is going to say a few words.” …

The speed at which AI can generate content is seen as a game changer. Rather than having to rely on consultants and digital experts, AI is a far cheaper means through which campaigns can respond to events in real time.

Democratic and Republican consultants say they are also testing AI and the viral chatbot ChatGPT as digital organizing tools that can help draft speeches, fundraising emails and texts and build voter files. …

Online watchdogs are warning that the technology could be used for more nefarious purposes, including to spread false information about polling hours and locations, voter-registration deadlines or how people can cast their ballots.

On the eve of the initial round of Chicago’s mayoral election in February, staff for candidate Paul Vallas noticed a video circulating on Twitter. It showed his photo and played a voice that sounded like his, appearing to condone police brutality, said Brian Towne, Vallas’s campaign manager.

The video didn’t circulate widely and likely didn’t affect the vote, Towne said. Vallas finished first in the February round but lost a runoff. Nevertheless, Towne described the episode as a dangerous precedent. He said that he didn’t know who created the video and that the campaign determined it was likely created using AI. …

The rise of generative AI systems has prompted tech leaders to call for a new labeling system, allowing users to see whether a piece of content is AI-generated. The RNC’s video on Biden’s re-election came with a disclaimer in small white text stating “built entirely with AI imagery.” …

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Some verses to keep in mind while considering this topic:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2).

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him (James 1:5).

Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments (Psalm 119:66).

(Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal. Photo Credit: Canva)

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June 7, 2023

If I am understanding this article correctly, it says Trump put out a parody of Ron D Santis’s presidential campaign launch on Twitter?
IF….that is correct this would be a HUGE RED FLAG concerning a great lack of understanding Trump has of using the AI to deceive people and shape their thoughts.
So if it’s “tongue and cheek “, that doesn’t mean everyone will get the joke!
But what is clear if this report is correct, is that Trump is openly mocking Ron d’ Santis. The Bible says in Psalm 1, “ not to sit in the seat of the scornful ( mockers)..” It also says in Psalm 15:3 “ not take up a reproach ( cast a slur upon), against a neighbor.
These men both confess Jesus as Lord and Savior— they are brothers in the Lord. This must not be! To attack a brother and make a rival out of a brother!
This is NO Joke! I pray for Trump to come to his senses! Quickly!

June 7, 2023

This reminds me of the controversy that developed when we invented and began to sell television sets. Many were proclaiming the great good it would do. Other people were troubled and talked about all the bad things that television could do if given opportunity. The truth is that pretty much everything has a dual potential. It is dependent on us, the users, as to whether good or evil happens. May Christians monitor A I and pray and do all they can to promote safe development and wise use. Things could and will turn out for bad or good. Often it’s a mixture of both. God is depending on Christian people to pray and work for the good with A I. We really need to be careful to speak out about the potential of people to use this as a substitute for God. Proverbs 14:12 says “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. “ Now that this has been invented, let’s pray and work to follow Holy Spirit’s leading in the matter and promote the good use of this if possible. As an example of good, to treat brain injuries. God’s will prevail.

June 6, 2023

I find it alarming that pastors and Christian teachers and leaders are telling their congregants/readers that AI is a good thing. To use Chatgpt and other services. Whenever we use and interact with AI we are GIVING it information that it keeps for future use. Some Christians are saying that AI is part of the Beast system. If it is the Beast system, or will be used to lord over us, then WHY would Christians want to HELP AI by using it and giving it info that will be used against them, and the rest of the world, in the future? Dear God, please give us, your people, wisdom about AI. What is its source? What is its TRUE purpose and how will it be used in the future and should we, your people, be using it and helping it by giving it our information when we are using it? We need your wisdom now more than ever. Take the blindfolds off our our eyes and wake up those that are sleeping spiritually or are in denial due to not wanting to feel any discomfort in their daily lives. The enemy roams around like a lion seeking whom he could devour and we are not to be ignorant of his devices , even in this case to play on words, the devices that use and are AI! Help us, Your people, to be wiser than serpents and harmless as doves. Wake us from slumber and help us to know the truth that sets us free. Thank you. In Jesus name, Amen.

June 6, 2023

After looking at the DNC video it’s easy to see it is a tool that can, and will be used to spread false information. It seems to me that AI creations need to be prohibited in advertising. How silly that sounds. They probably have been used for months.
Lord, give wisdom to those in authority and those using AI to set rules and limits or soon it will be impossible to tell truth from fiction.


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