09 June 2023, Bavaria, Fürth: People go to St. Paul Church to attend the service created by an AI. A pre-recorded church service created by the Chat GPT artificial intelligence (AI) is performed at St.
Paul Church. Photo: Daniel Vogl/dpa (Photo by Da Some people enthusiastically videotaped the event with their cell phones, while others looked on more critically and refused to speak along loudly during The Lord's Prayer.Heiderose Schmidt, a 54-year-old who works in IT, said she was excited and curious when the service started but found it increasingly off-putting as it went along."There was no heart and no soul," she said. "The avatars showed no emotions at all, had no body language and were talking so fast and monotonously that it was very hard for me to concentrate on what they said.""But maybe it is different for the younger generation who grew up with all of this," Schmidt added.Marc Jansen, a 31-year-old Lutheran pastor from Troisdorf near the western German city of Cologne, brought a group of teenagers from his congregation to St.
Paul. He was more impressed by the experiment."I had actually imagined it to be worse. But I was positively surprised how well it worked.