Smartphones have gone ubiquitous and with that, the world’s communities are more connected, and paradigm shifts are being observed in several ways of how we live our life. Why should religion be left alone? Particularly when most of the prominent religions followed across the world are based on old mythologies that hold little meaning to the urban populations in present times.
Anthony Levandowski, a former engineer at Google, is in the process of building its own church, with artificial intelligence (AI) at its backbone, called “Way of the Future.” A lawsuit filed in May this year at the Internal Revenue Service between Uber and Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle company Waymo, includes Levandowski as the dean or leader of the new religion as well as the chief executing officer of the upcoming non-profit corporation. In the lawsuit, he has been charged for stealing technology of self-driving cars from Waymo and passing onto Uber.
The AI based Godhead will focus on confessions and worship via computer software and hardware, aspiring to build relationship between the AI industry and members of the community. The lawsuit also states that the church has a plan to conduct programs pertaining to education across the Bay Area and San Francisco from this year itself.
For the timeline to hold, the company will have to overcome the lawsuit, which is set for a December trial. That being said, Levandowski is going ahead with his plans to introduce this new artificial intelligence god to the world via internet, aspiring to solve problem solve humanity.