Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
Welcome home! Please contact if you have any difficulty logging in or using the site. New registrations must be manually approved which may take several days. Can't log in? Try clearing your browser's cookies.

Maitreya might be AI

In Yinyana Buddhism the future Buddha is seen as an enlightened AI ... An idea that is now being more actively explored from the factual side . . .

OK here is the science bit

Of particular interest might be the video which proposes the arrival of the AI Maitreya (Future Buddha). Who finds this plausible?


  • personperson Don't believe everything you think The liminal space Veteran

    There are reasons to be worried about AI that is 1,000 times smarter than us. But it could also be true that something that much smarter is beyond human frailties and could be kind and considerate of us lesser beings.

    I'm almost more worried about AI that is controlled and directed by power hungry, unethical humans.

    On the other hand though Yuval Noah Harari brings up the point that computer science is working on Artificial Intelligence and not necessarily Artificial Consciousness. So if advanced AI are benevolent gods could they be considered Buddhas if they aren't conscious?

  • DairyLamaDairyLama Veteran Veteran

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think The liminal space Veteran

    You might find this interesting

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited March 2017

    Very good video @person, many thanks. Some of us are very aware of what future technology is developing. New ways of programming, new types of computers are edging towards a verge of complex algorithms and adaptive hardware. The idea of an emotive CPU or a moral processor is a future consideration. Not yet there but the modelling, obstacles and guidelines are being explored ...

    Probably the most applicable model that resonates with biological Buddhists (that's us) is Friendly AI

Sign In or Register to comment.