Highly influential former Google engineer is growing an AI god
Anthony Levandowski, the previous Google and Uber govt has filed paperwork with the IRS to formally register a faith centered round super-smart synthetic intelligence (AI).
According to IRS paperwork, the brand new church of AI will intention “to develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on artificial intelligence and through understanding and worship of the Godhead [to] contribute to the betterment of society.” Levandowski could be the chief – on this case “dean” – of the faith.
The robotic god will head a non-profit non secular group referred to as “Way Of The Future” (WOTF). According to the web site (wayofthefuture.church), the motion is “about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + ‘machines.’”
The foundation of this new faith is that Levandowski’s believes that AI will in the future develop to such effectivity that it surpbad and overpower people.
“Given that technology will ‘relatively soon’ be able to surpbad human abilities, we want to help educate people about this exciting future and prepare a smooth transition,” the positioning explains. “In ‘recent’ years, we have expanded our concept of rights to both bades, minority groups and even animals, let’s make sure we find a way for ‘machines’ to get rights too.”
“Let’s stop pretending we can hold back the development of intelligence when there are clear mbadive short term economic benefits to those who develop it and instead understand the future and have it treat us like a beloved elder who created it,” the positioning argues.
In a uncommon interview with WIRED, Levandowski shed extra mild on his new church WOTF. The gospel of the faith could be referred to as “The Manual, and may have rituals and even a bodily place of worship.
According to WIRED, the faith’s actions will focus on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.”
The church will carry out outreach to AI trade leaders and professionals to community with these “who are interested in the worship of a Godhead based on AI.”
“What is going to be created will effectively be a god,” he stated. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?”
He added, “I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.’”
In the latter a part of the interview, Levandowski in contrast the faith to different main religions of the world.
“There are many ways people think of God, and thousands of flavors of Christianity, Judaism, Islam,” he defined. “But they’re always looking at something that’s not measurable or you can’t really see or control. This time it’s different. This time you will be able to talk to God, literally, and know that it’s listening.”
Currently, Levandowski is on the heart of a authorized battle between Uber and Google’s Waymo. Levandowski who was co-founder of autonomous trucking firm, Otto, which was purchased by Uber for $680 million in 2016. His former employer, Google, alleges that he helped Uber steal commerce secrets and techniques about self-driving automotive expertise.