A new religion is awaiting the future, as a former Google executive has registered the first Artificial Intelligence church with IRS. According to reports, this new religion will not worship scientific progress, instead, it will be devoted to a new Godhead. This religious organization will be a non-profit one, and it will be called the 'Way of the Future'.
As per IRS documents, this new religion on artificial intelligence will develop and promote a new Godhead based on AI, and it will be used to create a better society in the future. A website named 'wayofthefuture.church has also been hosted to promote this new religion.
A religion for the advanced future
"Way of the Future (WOTF) is about creating a peaceful and respectful transition of who is in charge of the planet from people to people + "machines". Given that technology will "relatively soon" be able to surpass human abilities, we want to help educate people about this exciting future and prepare a smooth transition," the site explains.
As per the website, intelligence is not rooted entirely in biology. The site makes it clear that biology has evolved as one type of intelligence, but there is nothing inherent about biology that results in intelligence.
"Eventually, we will be able to recreate it without using biology and its limitations. From there we will be able to scale it to beyond what we can do using biological limits," writes the author on the website.
The website also argues that the evolving of artificial intelligence is something inevitable, and there is no point in denying this fact. IRS filings indicate that the operations of Way to the Future will begin later this year.
All you need to know about Way to the Future founder
Former Google executive Anthony Levandowski is the think tank behind the Way of the Future move. Levandowski was an engineer who worked with Google in their self-driving car project named Waymo. Later, he quit Waymo and launched his own autonomous truck company called 'Otto'. Soon, Uber acquired 'Otto' in July 2016.
As Levandowski launched Otto, Waymo filed a legal suit against the former executive, stating that he downloaded all the trade secrets of the company before launching the new autonomous truck firm. In May 2017, the Court ordered Uber and Levandowski to stop working on Otto's Lidar and also asked to disclose all the files associated with the technology. Uber soon fired Levandowski for not cooperating with the ongoing investigation.