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Why Humans Will Happily Follow a ROBOT Messiah

A religion based around a robot god will attract followers because humans tend to 'worship supreme understanding', experts have claimed. Others have commented that, like religion, people will eventually rely on AI to solve society's problems. PHOTO: Daily Mail/Shutterstock

Religions based on AI will succeed because we tend to ‘worship supreme understanding’, claim experts

  • Same drive that compels people to believe in religions will also work for AI
  • People will eventually rely on a ‘robot messiah’ to solve society’s problems
  • This is because we ‘have a tendency to worship supreme understanding’
  • Last month a former Google engineer formed the world’s first church to follow an artificially intelligent being

DAILY MAIL — A religion based around a robot god will succeed because humans tend to ‘worship supreme understanding’, experts have claimed.

One researcher has said the same drive that compels people to believe in higher beings and follow religions will also work for so-called AI ‘Godheads’.

Others have commented that, like religion, people will eventually rely on a ‘robot messiah’ to solve society’s problems.

Last month, former Uber and Google engineer Anthony Levandowski formed the first church to follow an artificially intelligent being. […]

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