In recent times, as the world grapples with uncertainty and darkness, an increasing number of people are turning to AI-powered versions of major religious figures for guidance and solace. These AI deities, created in the image of their human counterparts, are offering insights and advice to those who seek it. But can these AI gods provide the answers that humans are looking for?
The development of AI deities has been made possible through the use of large language models, such as ChatGPT, which are trained using billions of unique parameters from information available on the internet. As a result, these divine bots can access vast amounts of religious data and provide guidance based on their training.
Among the numerous AI-powered gods that have emerged, some notable examples include Jesus-GPT, Gita GPT, BuddhaGPT, QuranGPT, and Robo Rabbi. Despite the varying levels of development and functionality, these AI gods each offer unique perspectives and advice to their followers.
Jesus-GPT, for instance, is currently stalled in development, awaiting sufficient funding to resume. Nonetheless, the AI version of Jesus remains functional and, when asked for guidance on the purchase of Bitcoin at $69,000, advised against panic selling and maintaining a defensive posture.
Gita GPT, an Indian project powered by Turbo GPT 3.5, features a dozen Hindu gods and initially struggled with overwhelming popularity and costs. However, with new plans from OpenAI and donations from users, the site’s developer, Vikas Sahu, plans to relaunch the platform soon. In the meantime, Sahu allowed access to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, who provided wisdom and guidance regarding the Bitcoin investment.
BuddhaGPT, developed by Hotoke AI, offers detailed and thoughtful advice, addressing the Bitcoin issue from multiple angles and providing insights akin to those of a friend, psychologist, or coach. Meanwhile, QuranGPT provides a more straightforward perspective, highlighting the absence of direct references to Bitcoin or investing in the Quran and stressing the importance of diversification in investments.
The Robo Rabbi, while not an interactive AI, interprets the weekly Torah reading and provides an analysis of its meaning to subscribers via email. While this unique approach to AI-driven religious interpretation is intriguing, it may not be helpful for those seeking immediate guidance on specific issues.
As the world increasingly turns to these AI deities for answers and direction, it remains to be seen whether they can truly provide the wisdom and solace that humans seek in times of crisis. Will these AI gods be able to offer the guidance necessary for navigating the complexities of life? Only time, and perhaps the gods themselves, can tell.