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Impact of AI-Powered Technology on Religious Practices and Ethics: The Road Ahead

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RELIGION AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION VOLUME 21, NO. 2 (2023)

ISSN 1686-9184

Author

Rey Ty

Abstract

This article addresses the time lag problem with which human beings catch up with the speed with which technology in general and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular advance. The purpose of this exploratory research is to examine the impact of AI on religious practices and ethics, exploring the ways in which AI influences religious practices as well as the manner by which religious institutions may respond to ethical concerns and other challenges. This study will answer the following questions: Considering the ethical implications: 1) What are the potential positive benefits and 2) negative impacts of the use of technology, AI, and mobile apps on religious practices? 3) What are some ethical considerations? 4) What are the tasks ahead to promote ethical standards in the use of AI in religious practices? As there are ethical issues involved, religious institutions can play an active role in promoting ethical practices in the use of AI in religious practices.

Keywords

artificial intelligence, ethics, religious practices, mobile apps, technology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.62461/RTY110823

Submitted: August 3, 2023, 2023; Accepted: November 8, 2023; Published: December 31, 2023.

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