Developer Who Started a Church to Worship AI Indicted for Stealing AI #Outside

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4 months ago
Developer Who Started a Church to Worship AI Indicted for Stealing AI

Anthony Levandowski, a former employee at Google sister company Waymo, today was charged with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets after he allegedly stole more than 14,000 sensitive documents that eventually ended up in Uber‘s clutches. You might recognize the case from a year-long civil battle over the same theft that resulted in Waymo being awarded nearly a quarter-billion dollars worth of Uber stocks (Google’s lawyers must be amazing!). And, of course, you might recognize Levandowski as the AI engineer who started a church, The Way of The Future, that worships AI. Yep. That guy. His big coming out as the steward for tomorrow’s gods (that’d be the AI) happened in a Wired article (pay-walled) where he gave a candid interview. Here’s a few snippets from the article curated by Business Insider: The “Way of the Future” church will have its own gospel called “The Manual,” public worship…

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