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Church that Worships AI God May Be the Way of the Future

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Former Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski, according to a recent Backchannel profile, filed paperwork with the state of California in 2015 to establish Way of the Future, a nonprofit religious corporation dedicated to worshiping AI. The church's mission, according to paperwork obtained by Backchannel, is "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." The documents show Levandowski is CEO and President of Way of the Future. Presumably there was no option for High Priest. Author and religious studies scholar Candi Cann, who teaches comparative religion at Baylor University, said Levandowski's spiritual initiative isn't necessarily that odd from a historical perspective.


Ex-Google Engineer Is Making An AI God And People Will Worship It

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Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber executive has filed paperwork with the IRS to officially register a religion centered around super-smart artificial intelligence (AI).


A Successful Engineer Starts Religion that Worships Artificial Intelligence

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Strange religions or philosophies, such as the Church of Cannabis that is dedicated to worshiping marijuana, or Jediism which is inspired by certain elements of Star Wars, often arise and quite quickly are forgotten. Will that be the destiny of the new AI god? Anthony Levandowski, the multi-millionaire engineer who once led Google's self-driving car program, has established a nonprofit religious corporation called "Way of the Future." This religious organization aims to "develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence." The Way of the Future was created in 2015 but it was never reported on until now. Levandowski was co-founder of autonomous trucking company, Otto, which Uber bought in 2016.


Former Google bigwig launches AI "church" that positions technology as GOD

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It might be tempting to crack jokes about today's smartphone-obsessed youth seeming to worship their devices, but for one man, the concept of technology as a deity is reaching disturbing heights. Former Google executive Anthony Levandowski has filed IRS paperwork to establish an official religion devoted to technology. Not only will this bizarre religion worship scientific progress, but it will also worship artificial intelligence and create a "godhead." According to his filing, this new non-profit religious organization, which will be known as "Way of the Future," will "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." The papers show Levandowski as the "dean," or leader, of the new religion and the CEO of a nonprofit corporation that he has set up for the purposes of running it.


Worshipping AI god is 'quintessential American religion'

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A Silicon Valley titan who wants to establish a church that worships AI could be about to found a'quintessential American religion', an expert has claimed. Anthony Levandowski, who filed for'Way of the Future' in 2015, helped create Google Street View and engineered Waymo and Uber's self-driving cars. An expert in religious studies now claims this strange idea resembles Hinduism and could bring out the best in humans. A Silicon Valley titan who wants to establish a church that worships AI could be about to found a'quintessential American religion', an expert has claimed (stock image) Anthony Levandowski, who filed for'Way of the Future' in 2015, helped create Google Street View and engineered Waymo and Uber's self-driving cars. The original filings say the religion's purpose is to'develop and promote the realisation of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence'.