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An AI God?

Thursday Sep 28th 2017 by Developer.com Staff

A notorious self-driving car engineer has founded a religion based on artificial intelligence.

Wired is reporting that Anthony Levandowski, a former Google autonomous vehicle engineer who is at the heart of the Waymo v Google lawsuit, has founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its stated purpose is to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.” Legal documents filed by the group also state that it wants “through understanding and worship of the Godhead, [to] contribute to the betterment of society.”

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off by Google parent company Alphabet, has accused Levandowski of trying to steal its trade secrets for Uber. Levandowski could face criminal charges as a result of the civil lawsuit.

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