Scott Beck, founder, and CEO of Gloo based in Boulder, Colorado, holds the belief that AI is merely a tool that, when utilized responsibly, has the capacity to contribute to human development, aligning with God’s intentions. Gloo, a technology platform, has taken a significant step in this direction by introducing the “AI & the Church” initiative. This algorithm-based initiative is thoughtfully designed to harness the potential of AI in releasing the profound power of God’s love, mercy, grace, compassion, care, and justice. The initiative by Gloo has seen widespread interest among churches. As of now, over 38,000 churches have already signed up to gain access to the platform. The impressive growth rate shows the initiative’s impact, with more than 100 new churches joining the initiative daily.
Fox News reports:
Many people believe there is much to fear with artificial intelligence — that there are so many unknowns.
It’s one reason the Senate recently held hearings with Intelligence and Defense officials to explore how AI could affect the country’s safety.
But Scott Beck of Boulder, Colorado, the founder and CEO of Gloo, said he believes that AI is simply a tool that when used properly has the potential to benefit human flourishing — as God intended.
Beck said, “We don’t believe that God is surprised by AI. Don’t think that He was surprised by the printing press. I don’t think He was surprised by television. Don’t think He was surprised by the internet.”
Gloo is a technology platform that has launched the algorithm-based “AI & the Church” initiative. As Beck explained, it’s designed to release the power of God’s grace and mercy, love and justice, compassion and caring.
“What I’m talking about are not only all the churches, but also all those other ministries, the campus ministries, the relationship ministries, the marriage ministries, financial, vocational recovery, behavioral health, suicide prevention, all those other ministries,” he said.
For example, let’s say someone is having trouble in their marriage and starts searching the web for answers. The AI algorithm could direct that person not to divorce lawyers — but to faith-based marriage counselors.
That’s because the Church that Jesus Christ created wants marriages strengthened and relationships between husbands and wives healed.
Also, imagine a depressed teen searches a site for advice about living or dying. Then imagine that within less than a minute, that same teen gets a phone call from a pastor of a nearby church asking to have a talk about life — and to be a listening ear.
This is what Beck said he’s working to create through Gloo. It already has more than 38,000 churches signed up for access to Gloo’s “AI & the Church” — with more than 100 joining each day.
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