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Default Pollack Engineer Developing "AI" God - 10-03-2017, 08:05 AM

With all of Godly America's great wealth, there has arisen far too many who are being paid far too much - starting with some football players that would rather kneel than keep their fans happy by playing football. Then there are politicians like Al Gore that nearly flunked basic science who reap millions as ersatz "climate scientists" preaching "Gaia" earth. We can't leave out the Hellywood elites here with the likes of Tom Cruise and his "religion" of Scientology.

Of course L. Ron Hubbard grew up in the days of the vacuum tube (with most of the vacuum between his ears), and his crude "E-Meter" spawned a whole religious cult that by some estimates is now worth $1.2 billion. Fortunately, it doesn't take socialist con artists like Obama to "redistribute" wealth, the Vatican has as much as $15 billion (and still no one is quite sure) - and there is an endless line of these shysters ready to relieve you of your money.

Vast areas of Silicon Valley have become members of the swamp that needs to be drained, and one evil Google spawn, a Pollack engineer named Anthony Levandowski, is the latest to spit in the Face of Jesus.

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Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society

Olivia Solon - Thursday 28 September 2017 04.00 EDT

Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful Silicon Valley engineer is to set up an AI-worshipping religious organization.

Anthony Levandowski, who is at the center of a legal battle between Uber and Google’s Waymo, has established a nonprofit religious corporation called Way of the Future, according to state filings first uncovered by Wired’s Backchannel. Way of the Future’s startling mission: “To develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead contribute to the betterment of society.”

. . .

As author Yuval Noah Harari notes: “That is why agricultural deities were different from hunter-gatherer spirits, why factory hands and peasants fantasised about different paradises, and why the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century are far more likely to spawn unprecedented religious movements than to revive medieval creeds.”

Religions, Harari argues, must keep up with the technological advancements of the day or they become irrelevant, unable to answer or understand the quandaries facing their disciples.

“The church does a terrible job of reaching out to Silicon Valley types,” acknowledges Christopher Benek a pastor in Florida and founding chair of the Christian Transhumanist Association.

Silicon Valley, meanwhile, has sought solace in technology and has developed quasi-religious concepts including the “singularity”, the hypothesis that machines will eventually be so smart that they will outperform all human capabilities, leading to a superhuman intelligence that will be so sophisticated it will be incomprehensible to our tiny fleshy, rational brains.

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Benek argues that advanced AI is compatible with Christianity – it’s just another technology that humans have created under guidance from God that can be used for good or evil.

“I totally think that AI can participate in Christ’s redemptive purposes,” he said, by ensuring it is imbued with Christian values.

“Even if people don’t buy organized religion, they can buy into ‘do unto others’.”

For transhumanist and “recovering Catholic” Zoltan Istvan, religion and science converge conceptually in the singularity.

“God, if it exists as the most powerful of all singularities, has certainly already become pure organized intelligence,” he said, referring to an intelligence that “spans the universe through subatomic manipulation of physics”.

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For Istvan, an AI-based God is likely to be more rational and more attractive than current concepts (“the Bible is a sadistic book”) and, he added, “this God will actually exist and hopefully will do things for us.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ny-levandowski


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