The true source of power and mystery

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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

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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.

-PAC


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