A Southampton man has created an AI version of the Bible and the Quran.

Edward Frank Morris, an artificial intelligence advisor, has uploaded the religious books into a free tool which allows people to ask religious questions and get answers from the texts.

He hopes will help people of different faiths understand each other.

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He said: “I just want people to be able to ask it questions and hopefully get the answers they need.

“It’s a great opportunity for people of different faiths who may not have the courage to walk into a church or a mosque to ask leaders a question.

“With this, you can answer it and you can be assured that all its answers will be taken from the Holy Book of the faith they are looking into.

“I hope people can find the answers they need if they are going through a period when they’re looking for answers about life.”

The 31-year-old, who grew up in the catholic tradition, earlier this year was approached by a tech firm which allows companies to build AI-powered apps.

Similar to apps such as ChatGPT, the technology is a computer program that simulates and human-like conversation.

As well as the app which allows people to ask deep questions about the Christian faith, Edward has also developed a similar app in which people can ask questions about the Muslim holy book.

Even for those of no faith, Edward hopes this will be useful.

He added: “Even if you’re an atheist, then you can ask the bible all sorts of challenging questions and know you’re not getting any bias in your answer.”

Edward has developed these two apps in the last three months and said he is not interested in turning a profit on it and simply wants to give people to chance to explore religions.

When asked about the risks of radicalisation, Edward said he had put in safeguards to stop the programme from promoting radical views.

As previously reported by the Echo, Edward has created another form of AI, which he called House AI, which helps diagnose illness from people searching for symptoms online.