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The Plugged In Show, Episode 174: ChatGPT: Tech and Trust; Plus Got Questions? YouTube Channel



A few short months ago, most of us had never heard about this revolutionary new AI app. Now, it’s on the brink of becoming the biggest technological breakthrough in decades, an advanced internet search engine that not only finds the information you’re looking for, but one that synthesizes it into a conversational response that sounds eerily human. What the implications for this new technology? What’s the upside? The potential downsides? And what do parents need to know about how kids are potentially using (or abusing) ChatGPT already? This week, Paul Asay, Kristin Smith, Kennedy Unthank and Jonathan McKee unpack answers to those questions and more.

And in our second segment, Kennedy talks with Paul about a different approach to investigating various questions: the faith-focused YouTube channel Got Questions.

So give this week’s show a listen, then tell us what you think. What questions do you have about ChatGPT and what it means for humanity? Have you used it yet? For that matter, have you checked out the Got Questions YouTube channel? Share your thoughts on Plugged In’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, or shoot us an email at [email protected].

You can also contact Focus on the Family by phone at 800-A-FAMILY (800-262-3459) if there any family-oriented questions or issues you’d like to talk about. We’d love to hear from you. And be sure to check out the links below related to our conversation this week!

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Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

One Response

  1. -I don’t want to be negative, but this tech threatens our humanity with the dangerous convenience lane our society pushes & will cause great economical displacement.

    I just pray for us & the generations after us.
    Jesus Amen