I have heard people calling Artificial Intelligence a new god. The requirements for being god as I understood them were threefold:
- Omnipotence – having all power over the entire universe.
- Omnipresence – the ability to be anywhere and everywhere at the same time.
- Omniscience – to know everything there is to know including the hearts of man.
Based on this super simple premise, it seems to me that Artificial Intelligence may have the potential to live for a very long time, be in many places and to know many things. But all knowing, all powerful and ever present? Unfortunately, or fortunately not. We don’t always know what’s in our own hearts. We confuse love with manipulation and greed for motivation. Artificial Intelligence may result in another tyrant controlling the attention of many humans but an eternal god, I don’t think the capacity for universal dominance exists.