Yuval Noah Harari, the renowned Israeli historian and author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, recently warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to create religious texts which may inspire new cults. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Harari said that AI-generated texts could become so convincing that people would believe them to be divinely inspired.
Harari explained how AI technology has advanced significantly in recent years and is now capable of producing highly sophisticated works such as novels or paintings. He believes it won’t be long before AI can generate religious texts which will have the power to influence people’s beliefs and behaviour.
The potential implications are far-reaching; from inspiring new religions to creating cults based on these ‘divinely inspired’ texts. Harari also raised concerns about how this technology might be abused by those in power for their own gain – whether it’s political leaders using it to manipulate public opinion or corporations using it for profit maximisation.
Harari isn’t alone in his warnings either; other experts have echoed similar sentiments about the dangers posed by AI-generated text. For example, Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford recently argued that we need more regulation around automated text generation because of its potential misuse by malicious actors who want to spread false information or manipulate public opinion for their own benefit.
Despite these warnings, there is still much optimism surrounding the use of AI-generated text as well; many see great potential in its ability to help us better understand our world and make decisions faster than ever before. It’s clear though that if we’re going to take advantage of this technology then we must ensure proper safeguards are put into place first – otherwise there’s a real risk of abuse from those looking exploit its capabilities for their own gain at the expense of others’ wellbeing .
|Yuval Noah Harari warns AI can create religious texts, may inspire new cults|Technology|Times Of Israel