You won’t believe the sacrilegious thing that the WEF wants to do with AI.

In recent months, Congress has held hearings on the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), discussing both its potential benefits and its concerning aspects, such as hackers using AI software to manipulate people by imitating the voices of their loved ones.

Additionally, there has been news that AI was used to recreate John Lennon for the latest Beatles album. Even Elon Musk, who typically supports technological advancements, has expressed concerns about the potential negative consequences of AI for society. Some individuals, however, are enthusiastic about reshaping the world using AI, and in some cases they are totally bonkers, if not evil.

Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli author, professor and advisor to the influential World Economic Forum, believes AI is not only on the brink of creating a new religious text, but one that Harari asserts might actually be true. 

Harari made the stunning claim during a conversation on AI and “the future of humanity” with journalist Pedro Pinto last month in Lisbon, Portugal, in which he compared the rise of AI computer power with other history-altering inventions like the printing press.

But unlike the printing press or its Gutenberg Bible, Harari explained, AI has the potential to come up with entirely new ideas distinct from prior human development.

On Harari downplayed the significance of the Gutenberg Bible, emphasizing that although it printed many copies according to Gutenberg’s instructions, it didn’t generate any new content. He emphasized that the printing press lacked its own thoughts and interpretations about the Bible.

Overall, the discussions surrounding AI have revealed both its potential and its potential dangers, with experts and policymakers grappling with the ethical and societal implications of this rapidly advancing technology.

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