AI

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is technology that enables computers and machines to simulate human intelligence and problem-solving capabilities.

On its own or combined with other technologies (e.g., sensors, geolocation, robotics) AI can perform tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence or intervention. Digital assistants, GPS guidance, autonomous vehicles, and generative AI tools (like Open AI’s Chat GPT) are just a few examples of AI in the daily news and our daily lives.

As a field of computer science, artificial intelligence encompasses (and is often mentioned together with) machine learning and deep learning. These disciplines involve the development of AI algorithms, modeled after the decision-making processes of the human brain, that can ‘learn’ from available data and make increasingly more accurate classifications or predictions over time.

Known for his pioneering work in worship design and guest readiness, Jason Moore has devoted the last two plus decades to resources development, training, and coaching & consulting that works for local churches of all sizes, styles and means.

The author of 10 books, Jason has designed worship alongside such leaders as Adam Hamilton, Michael Slaughter, Tony Campolo, Brian McClaren and Leonard Sweet. He has also lead hundreds of seminars and keynote addresses across North America – teaching in all 50 states in the USA.

Jason began his ministry in the late 90s at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio and later went on to co-found Midnight Oil Productions. In addition to Midnight Oil, Jason has worked with numerous denominations as a creativity consultant, media producer and trainer.

In the secular world, Jason has collaborated with several Hollywood producers in film and television, and has produced numerous book trailers for New York Times best selling authors such as Ariana Huffington, Seth Godin, Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday and Mark Ecko.

A former adjunct professor for North West Nazarene University, Jason has been featured in many articles for publication including The Ooze, Homiletics, Next Wave, Technologies for Worship, Church Production, Wired, Worship Matters, Church and Worship Technology, Worship Leader Magazine and various newspapers around North America. His books are required reading at nearly a dozen seminaries.

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that uses natural language processing to create humanlike conversational dialogue. The language model can respond to questions and compose various written content, including articles, social media posts, essays, code and emails.

ChatGPT is a form of generative AI — a tool that lets users enter prompts to receive humanlike images, text or videos that are created by AI.

ChatGPT is similar to the automated chat services found on customer service websites, as people can ask it questions or request clarification to ChatGPT’s replies. The GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer,” which refers to how ChatGPT processes requests and formulates responses. ChatGPT is trained with reinforcement learning through human feedback and reward models that rank the best responses. This feedback helps augment ChatGPT with machine learning to improve future responses.

 

Magai, conjures up a collection of generative AI tools nestled in one seamless and visually striking interface. It’s perfect for creators who want to add a little pizzazz to their content creation and streamline their workflow.

With the pace of innovation in the AI arms race, consumers are forced to subscribe to multiple tools, constantly playing a game of whack-a-mole with their systems and processes needing different tools. Not with Magai in your hands.

Ideogram (pronounced “eye-diogram”) is a new AI company on a mission to help people become more creative. The company is developing state-of-the-art AI tools that will make creative expression more accessible, fun, and efficient. It’s pushing the limits of what’s possible with AI, with a focus on creativity and a high standard for trust and safety. The company has built its own foundation models for text to image synthesis and as a result, Ideogram v0.1 and v0.2 models have unique capabilities, such as rendering coherent text into images.

Leonardo.ai is a free image creation tool that uses generative AI to create images on demand. Users can enter text and image prompts to generate multiple images at once.
The solution enables users to change the dimensions and resolution of output images and can also be used to create multiple digital images in the same style.

Adobe Firefly is a standalone web application. It offers new ways to ideate, create, and communicate while significantly improving creative workflows using generative AI and is designed to be safe for commercial use. In addition to the Firefly web app, Adobe also has the broader Firefly family of creative generative AI models, along with features powered by Firefly in Adobe’s flagship apps and Adobe Stock.

Firefly is the natural extension of the technology Adobe has produced over the past 40 years, driven by the belief that people should be empowered to bring their ideas into the world precisely as they imagine them.

PulpitAI helps the preacher take Sunday’s sermon and, in minutes, create helpful products for the church to keep the sermon alive in the following days.

After uploading a sermon audio (MP3 for now, video later), the software automatically analyzes it and creates:

  • Sermon Transcript  
  • Two two-paragraph summaries
  • Divide the sermon into “chapters” 
  • An extensive keyword/hashtag list
  • Study questions for personal use or sermon-based small group discussions
  • Devotional thoughts  
  • A social media post to go deeper into the sermon  
  • A blog post
  • An email recap for the church mailing list
  • Key points 
  • A list of highlights and “quotable quotes”

And if you don’t like the initial output, you can edit it or have it regenerate.

ElevenLabs creates the most realistic, versatile and contextually-aware AI audio, providing the ability to generate speech in hundreds of new and existing voices in 29 languages. As a technology research company, ElevenLabs is at the forefront of developing new cutting-edge voice AI. We deploy the most advanced models and features accessible via web app or API to a user base from creators to publishers and beyond.

Suno is building a future where anyone can make great music. Whether you’re a shower singer or a charting artist, we break barriers between you and the song you dream of making. No instrument needed, just imagination. From your mind to music.

HeyGen is an online tool that helps you generate or repurpose videos using AI technologies include digital avatars, text-to-video, and video translations.

VideoGen is a text to video AI tool that creates full motion videos from your text promt.

AI for Church Leaders & Pastors: ChatGPT, Jasper, MidJourney & more!

This Facebook group is a vibrant community dedicated to exploring the dynamic world of generative AI and its applications in church ministry. Our mission is to empower pastors and church leaders with knowledge and tools to integrate AI into their ministries effectively.
Who Should Join: If you’re a pastor, staff, or church leader interested in how AI can revolutionize church ministry work, community engagement, and spiritual growth, this is your go-to resource community.