HelloBible: Bible study and artificial intelligence

HelloBible Bible study and artificial intelligence

By better understanding AI, its applications and implications, we can better understand its potential and challenges, particularly through innovative projects such as HelloBible, which seeks to use AI to enrich Bible study. It is in this context that we will offer you a series of articles on this theme in the coming weeks.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has integrated itself into many aspects of our daily lives, transforming the way we interact with technologies such as search engines, music and movie streaming services, and voice assistants. . It is present in fields as varied as health, finance, commerce, transport, industry, education, security, media or even health and even... biblical studies!

It is first important to define what artificial intelligence (AI) is, here are two key definitions:

  • Generative AI: This type of AI creates new data (images, text, music) using machine learning and deep learning. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a key technique for generating realistic data. Generative AI has varied applications but also raises important ethical questions.
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP): This field of computer science and AI focuses on the interaction between computers and human language. It aims to enable machines to understand, interpret, and respond to human language in useful ways, and has applications in machine translation, voice assistants, speech recognition, and chatbots.

New perspectives of understanding and interacting with the Bible

HelloBible integrates AI into Bible study to open new perspectives of understanding and interacting with sacred texts. While recognizing the limitations of AI, HelloBible uses it to complement and enrich the Bible study experience, offering an innovative approach that respects the depth and spirituality of the texts. Our commitment is to continue to develop this tool, ensuring that we maintain a balance between technological innovation and respect for biblical tradition.

Weak AI

HelloBible uses weak AI, particularly in the area of ​​natural language processing (NLP), for specific tasks like analyzing biblical texts. It is important to clarify that weak AI focuses on specific functions, does not have awareness or general understanding, and is limited to its area of ​​training. Generative models that create images or text are typical examples of this weak AI, as they are specialized in specific tasks without extensive autonomous reasoning capabilities.

We leverage Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Large Language Models (LLM) to process and understand biblical texts. These templates allow HelloBible to generate relevant and nuanced responses from large volumes of text.

The quality of AI responses depends on the diversity and richness of the training data. HelloBible therefore uses a wide range of biblical texts, commentaries and interpretations to provide well-informed and nuanced answers.

Limits of AI at HelloBible 

Although AI is advancing rapidly, it cannot fully grasp spiritual or emotional context the way a human can. HelloBible therefore uses AI as a complementary tool, enriching the study experience without replacing human interpretation or spiritual inspiration.

Eric Celery

To find out more on this subject, we invite you to discover our interview with Eric Célérier as well as his appearance in Sébastien Corn's podcast, The Creative Mass

A Bible question? A difficult situation? A subject of prayer? Do not hesitate to go to the HelloBible website, to find out what the Bible says or what Jesus would answer you.

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