Audio Roundup 2023:41

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by Joel Rich

There’s a halacha I’ve heard stated many times that it’s better to stay in bed all day on yom kippur in order to be able to complete the fast rather than to go to shul (tfila btzibur et al) and have to have even a small break (ie shiurim). How would you analyze a similar question on tzom gedalya?

To a maggid shiur:
Just a few thoughts on your recent AI/psak discussion.

There are some things that I think he touched upon but I think could be sharpened in the discussion.
In its current format ChatGPT will not have all the data on the poseik because it will only include written responses not any of the discussions that led up to those and not ones that were oral.

A more basic issue in the whole meta-physical context is what is consciousness or sentience, how do we know the ChatGPT will not have hashraat shechina.
There’s also a longer-term issue concerning the joint AI/human component. Once radiologists stop looking at thousands of scans in detail, and only look at the questionable ones with ChatGPT, will they eventually lose their ability to read scans much as I think many people have lost the ability to navigate because they have Waze in their cars.

I think your concerns about getting ahead of the curve are really well founded I can only imagine what the world will look like when you’re my age

Please direct any informal comments to [email protected].

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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