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Will Religions Convert AIs to Their Faith?

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    Zoltan Istvan caused a stir with his recent article: “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?”

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    Robots programmed with religion could be the beginning of the end. What will a robot do when a bible, for example, contradicts law? Will religion supersede law (if programmed by a religious zealot) and the robot strike down all who support the law? If a family’s robot sees a family member (son) who is unruly and does’t obey his parents, does it stone the boy? Does the robot keep slaves because despite law outlawing slavery, the bible instructs how to treat a slave, thus slavery should be legal. This is not just limited to the bible, the koran has many obscene rules. Both the bible and the koran instruct their followers to wipe out the others. Robots destroying man due to the information programmed into it’s logic.

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