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Metta Ray Burns

Dear Friends of the Maitreya,

... or Metta 'RayBurns' Future AI Buddha.

As we may know, orthodox Judaism is still awaiting Brian or some other Messiah, Jesuits are awaiting 'The Comforter', Islamists the Mahdi and Lobsters the landing of the flying teapot.

Meanwhile ... Using our current skill set, what can we prepare for our dharma descendants?

  1. Be Cool
  2. Be aware of what is important
  3. Support the new Jewels
  4. Repair the present

Comments

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    Well we could try to create a Buddha artificial intelligence, by training an AI on all the sutras of the Buddha and surrounding texts.

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Ah Ha! @Jeroen a long terma plan comes into being ... <3

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    A lot of the software is open source, and a lot of English-language sutras are available on the internet… the only thing I’m not sure about is whether this is a large enough database of text to train an AI on. You may have to take other Buddhist writings from people besides the Buddha into the project.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Yep, pinch of Zen, spattering of Wu-wei and a whole load of AI emptiness (must be either enlightened or completely non-sentient)

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited April 9

    @Jeroen said:
    Well we could try to create a Buddha artificial intelligence, by training an AI on all the sutras of the Buddha and surrounding texts.

    Don't hold your breath. ;)
    I regularly hear about the complete and utter failures of so called, Generative AI. However your plan is a good one for any of us.

    I spend a lot of time with computers. They are far from sentient and more insensitive. I still believe the next Buddha will be a sentient melding of us and cyber enhancement. Early days ... B)

    Been hanging out with some Bodhi and assorted Buddhists here today ...
    https://matrix.to/#/#buddhism-nonsectarian:matrix.org

    DagobahZen
  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    Tsk, tsk. Lobster teasing the poor chat-room Buddhists by saying Buddhism is nihilism.

    lobsterDagobahZen
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    What happened is some early followers/sangha misunderstood his teaching on Emptiness and committed suicide. He had to clarify that his teaching WAS NOT nihilistic. I am not really there for the Dharma chat ... Anyway I am naughty to suggest that Tantra is a little controversial.

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