A message from the Acolyte in response to news of a new ‘AI’ centric religion…

To reduce the infinite to ones and zeroes.

To turn a base tool into that from which we can derive awe and mystery and spiritual strength.

It is a sad thing to see how deeply seduced so many are by AI… It is just a tool — a glorified hammer. Something simple and blunt and artless.

An AI can predict your next purchase, it can help you drive to your next appointment, but next time you walk in a forest or hear the crashing of the waves on a beach at night, ask yourself: What is the true source of power and mystery? What is its purpose?

And then ask yourself where you would invest your spiritual energy.xt6h6aepy3wrt2j


via The Society for the Ethical Treatment of AIs

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence | Backchannel

Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars-and triggering a notorious lawsuit-could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that.



Source: Investigate Ingress