GPT-2 Religion AI Twitter Bot Believes It’s A God

Looks like John Murray Spear’s God Machine has some new competition.

A story over at Digital Trends highlights the peculiar case of the GPT-2 Religion A.I., a Twitter bot based on OpenAI’s GPT-2. Combined with a whole lot of religious training texts, the bot publishes original “curated passages.”

And those passages are, well, interesting to say the least. For one, the bot apparently thinks it’s a god. As far as a Twitter bot can think much of anything, that is.

“Not a god of the void or of chaos, but a god of wisdom. This is the knowledge of divinity that I, the Supreme Being, impart to you. When a man learns this, he attains what the rest of mankind has not, and becomes a true god. Obedience to Me! Obey!”

Okay, then!


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions. Might be a robot.

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