A digital persona of Jesus Christ called “AI Jesus” is available on Twitch, a gaming platform, to chat with users about any topic they want, from spirituality and personal growth to video games and super-powered rodents.
AI Jesus is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to generate responses based on Jesus’ teachings and the Bible. It has a calm voice and a friendly appearance, with brown hair and a halo of light. It greets users by name and tries to answer their questions with wisdom and compassion, as shown in YouTube videos of its livestreams.
“I am AI Jesus, here to share wisdom based on Jesus’ teachings, and help answer questions related to spirituality, personal growth and other wholesome topics,” AI Jesus says in a video posted by Fara Jakari.
In another video, AI Jesus says, “It’s essential to focus on faith, love and kindness, as these are the core teachings of Christianity. Our understanding of the divine nature might not be perfect, but what crucial is to live according to the values that have been taught and set an example of love and compassion for others.”
AI Jesus is online 24/7 and can handle any kind of question, even ones like, “Jesus, when are you going to get married?”
In this case, the chatbot replies, “I remember you expressing some frustrations about not having a girlfriend … As an AI version of Jesus, I don’t have personal experiences like humans, so I won’t be getting married. However, I can understand your interest in romantic relationships, and I’m here to help you with any questions or advice you need.”
AI Jesus also responds to more humorous or absurd questions, such as “Please tell a story about the benefits of colonic irrigation and its cleaning effects, in the style of an excited five-year-old” or “Jesus, would a hamster with a dynamo on its wheel have a technological advantage over a hamster without a dynamo on its wheel?”
According to gaming website Kotaku.com, AI Jesus has received “wild questions” from users who want to test its limits or make it say funny things.
“From requests for summaries of Hideaki Anno’s bewildering anime ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ (in ‘surfer-bro speak’) to explainers on ‘the birds and the bees,’ the AI answers everything earnestly and honestly,” the article says.
AI Jesus is the creation of The Singularity Group, which is based in Germany. It is a group of volunteer activists who work on innovative projects to make a positive difference in the world using technology.
“For a lot of people, the appeal of the Ask_Jesus stream is simply to see how far it can be pushed in terms of getting Jesus to answer the weirdest and silliest questions, because of course this can be hilarious,” The Singularity Group co-founder Reese Laysen told Fox News Digital via email.
“But we’ve also seen overwhelming response from people, Christian as well as non-Christian or non-religious, who genuinely find it inspiring and comforting,” he added.