How will AI affect my faith and religion in general?

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“I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.”

This phrase before is based on a quote from the 1977 film adaptation of H.G. Wells’ short story “Empire of the Ants.” In the revised quote, “robot” replaces “insects,” the idea of the meme being that anything can: llamas, octopi, robo-dogs, you name it.

When it comes to AI overlords, the joke hits closer to home. That’s because there’s a real fear that AI will assume godlike qualities, taking over humanity along with our beloved institutions.

As a woman of Jewish heritage and faith, I sometimes wonder what the rise of AI will mean for world religion in particular. Though the percentage is surely shrinking, 84 percent of people


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