D020 A Task Force on AI in The Episcopal Church

Final Status: Concurred as Substituted

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention authorize and create a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in The Episcopal Church, composed of 12 members which shall include 1 bishop and may include priests, deacons, lay persons, seminary faculty or staff, representatives from Episcopal schools, and others with expertise in a variety of disciplines especially artificial intelligence (AI), liturgy, and ethics; and be it further

Resolved, That the Task Force be mandated with considering the relationship of The Episcopal Church with generative AI, including but not limited to:

  • The use of generative AI in writing and preparing sermons and liturgies;
  • The use of generative AI in hiring;
  • The use of generative AI in writing theological and academic works;
  • The use and potential misuse of The Episcopal Church’s copyrighted materials; and
  • Investigation of best practices with regard to generative AI from various sources, including other Christian denominations and nonprofit organizations;

And be it further

Resolved, That the Task Force include guidelines for The Episcopal Church for the use of generative AI, including beneficial and detrimental uses, in its report; and be it further

Resolved, That the membership of this task force be appointed by the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies; and be it further

Resolved, That the Task Force begin its work no later than January 1, 2025, with the Task Force concluding its work at the conclusion of the 82nd General Convention, unless its mandate is extended by the 82nd Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the Joint Budget Committee of Executive Council consider a budget allocation of $50,000 for the implementation of this resolution.