Spirituality and Science never really got along since the very beginning. Both lie at different ends of the spectrum. But what would you say if man creates an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot to write a scripture-like body of work – let’s say one of the most recognizable religious texts of the world, the Bible? Really interesting, right?
Well, that is what George Davila Durrendal just did. Called AI Jesus, the engineer and quantum researcher used a Boltzmannian natural-language processing model in order to power up the bot. According to their blog post, it is intended to copy the writing style of the King James Bible without necessarily duplicating it.
The creator of the bot tasked it to work on three topics and write scripture like writing on them. Those were “the plague”, “Caesar”, and “the end of days”.
Dan Robitzski of the_byte shares in their article that the type of language learning model used by AI Jesus is not the best out there, citing other tools such as GPT-2. The algorithm, because of its limitation, is prone to glitches which led to the AI blabbering incoherent sentences.
However, because of its random language generating feature, it was also able to construct sentences that are seemingly eerie and came out straight from a prophet. Robitzski cited an example taken from what the bot said about the topic of the plague:
“O LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; When they saw the angel of the Lord above all the brethren which were in the wilderness, and the soldiers of the prophets shall be ashamed of men.”
I don’t know about you but that sounds like it is a real part of the Bible.
As of press time, Durrendal, the man behind AI Jesus, has added three more topics that the bot can work on. These are “Blood”, “Greeks”, and “Wisdom”. The full-length writings of AI Jesus are available on this link by the author.
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