Virtual Richard and the Fourth Sunday in Lent

At this point, I’m sure everybody has heard something about ChatGPT and related AI (Artificial Intelligence) tools. Below is the audio of a short homily written by ChatGPT based on the following prompt:

Write a homily for an Episcopal Church appropriate for the Fourth Sunday in Lent referencing John 9:1-41.

The output of ChatGPT was then run through a voice synthesis program created by ElevenLabs that has been “trained” using several of Richard’s most recent audio homilies. This completely synthesized homily can be heard below.

What do you think? Does the real Richard Bridgford need to worry about the virtual Richard Bridgford?


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