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We Humans Had a Good Run

This is a talk written by artificial intelligence; specifically, OpenAI’s new, much more developed GPT-3 that just dropped based on the prompt “Write an LDS talk about overcoming adversity” (it’s shorter, but that’s just because I set the word limit relatively low). 

Good morning brothers and sisters. I am so glad to be here with you today. I’m sure we have all faced adversity in our lives. Whether it be a difficult trial, a personal challenge, or an unexpected obstacle, we all have our own stories of hardship and struggle. But today I want to talk about how we can rise above these difficulties and find peace and joy even in the midst of our struggles. The Bible tells us in James 1:2-4, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” These verses remind us that even when we face trials and tribulations, we can choose to embrace them as part of our journey and trust that they are leading us to a better place. In the Book of Mormon, we find an example of how to overcome adversity. In the story of Alma and the sons of Mosiah, we read how these young men were able to turn away from their sins and find strength in the Lord despite the many challenges they faced. They found that by relying on the Lord, they had the power to overcome any obstacle. We too can find strength in the Lord no matter our situation. We can turn to Him in times of need and find peace and comfort. We can trust in His plan for us and rely on His strength to carry us through our trials. We can also find support and encouragement from our family, friends, and fellow church members. Brothers and sisters, no matter what difficulties we face, we can take comfort in the fact that the Lord is with us and will help us find peace and joy even in the midst of adversity. May we all remember this today and choose to turn to Him in times of need. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 

Some initial thoughts (this is the humanoid); we often talk about how talks in church can become rote or cliche-leaden. The new world of AI-generated content will create a sort of “Turing Test,” where some of the more cliche-filled talks will be indistinguishable from whatever you could generate with AI. Hopefully this will eventually push people to put a little more thought into their content–or people will increasingly just produce a talk or lesson right before church because they forgot about it until a few moments before–time will tell.

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