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Engineer hopes to build an AI ‘god’ with its very own religion

The concept of an AI “god” may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech “deity” as a way to improve society. Think about how much we depend on Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa today. We ask the AI bot for directions, to check on the weather, and to dim the lights in our house. Few of us know the complex engineering required to make this happen, we just trust it will work. By 2029, computers will reach human levels of intelligence, according to one theory. In fact, Google already uses a bot called the Assistant that can answer just about any web-search related inquiry. Could what we trust and rely on so heavily on a daily basis evolve into a “religion” or a cult? A well-known eng ...