Freethought 4-26 Mar 2023

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AI and Islam; free speech at university; circumcision; Wales

Dear reader,

Our leading article this week is an investigation into the potential and limits of ChatGPT, a technology for generating human language, in producing texts about Islam. We also have a reflection on the limits of free speech at university by a former vice chancellor, an exploration of the controversial topic of circumcision by a former NHS doctor, and an essay on the development of secularism in Wales.

Artificial intelligence and algorithmic bias on Islam – by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Free speech at universities: where do we go from here? by Julius Weinberg
Circumcision: the human rights violation that no one wants to talk about – by Alejandro Sanchez
Secularism in the Welsh valleys – by Daryl Leeworthy

Freethinker talk – now online
My talk about how Pastafarianism uses parody to undermine religious exceptionalism is now available online, courtesy of Central London Humanists.

I hope you enjoy the latest pieces, and if you do, please share them and help us grow our readership.

Best wishes,

Emma Park
Editor, The Freethinker

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