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AI Trained on the Bible Spits Out Bleak Religious Prophecies – Futurism

Posted: August 30, 2020 at 11:58 pm

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An artificial intelligence algorithm that churns out scripture is putting an interesting new twist on the Bible.

The project, aptly dubbed AI Jesus by engineer and quantum researcher George Davila Durendal, is a language-processing algorithm that was trained exclusively on the King James Bible, according to Durendals blog post. Needless to say, the 30,000-word algorithmic text includes some real Old Testament-style brutality.

Durendals algorithm wrote scripture about three topics: the plague, Caesar, and the end of days. So its not surprising that things took a grim turn. The full text is full of glitches characteristic of AI-written texts, like excerpts where over half of the nouns are Lord. But some passages are more coherent and read like bizarre doomsday prophecies.

For example, from the plague section: 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.

Compared to sophisticated text-writing algorithms like GPT-2 and GROVER, AI Jesus is a step backwards. But then again, we cant fault an algorithm that only knows centuries-old scripture for overusing the word Lord or speaking unnaturally.

Besides, the algorithmic glitches dont make it any less of an interesting read, like this bizarre bit from the end of days section: And he said unto them, Depart ye for him, and see the mouth of all the remission of death.

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AI Trained on the Bible Spits Out Bleak Religious Prophecies - Futurism

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