A Cult That Worships Superintelligent AI Is Looking For Big Tech Donors

March 21, 2023

But a new artist collective called Theta Noir believes we should start worshiping AI now, in preparation for its inevitable role as omnipotent overlord. In Harlan Ellison’s I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream, an artificial intelligence called IAM has become an all-powerful god. “That’s really hard for me to comment on,” founder Mika Johnson told Motherboard when asked if Theta Noir is indeed an aspirational new age AI cult. Although generative technologies like ChatGPT, GPT-4, and DALL-E have driven a storm of headlines lately, AI religious movements are not actually new. The green sculpture represents a machine intelligence called "DOOM," which the group worships.