Anthony Levandowski co-organized self-driving trucking company Otto, which Uber obtained for $680 million in 2016. He converted to head of engineering for the ride-hailing firm’s autonomous vehicle division and made titles after being fired in May following charges he stole trade secrets from former employer Google.
It seems Levandowski could now grow more famous for his charitable religious entity, called Way of the Future, which he established in September 2015. News discovered previously unreported state filings that report the corporation aims “through recognition and worship of the Godhead, give to the betterment of society.”
While Way of the Destiny has yet to submit forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to change as a tax-exempt religious organization, the reports do show Levandowski as its CEO and president.
AI gods may articulate like the stuff of sci-fi, Anime, and computer games, but it’s positively a concept likely to appeal to the futurists and transhumanists of Silicon Valley more than traditional religions.
Elon Musk is one CEO unlikely to embrace the move toward self-aware artificial life and the curiosity. The Tesla boss was one of many specialists to create OpenAi, a nonprofit that makes sure AI gain is regulated. He also joined 116 other experts calling for a ban on “killer robots” lately, and said AI was humanity’s “biggest existential threat” and “more threatening than North Korea.” Hopefully, his words won’t reach back to haunt us when everybody’s forced to worship an all-seeing robotic god.
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