'As Vandana Poddar performs the Hindu puja ceremony daily at her home shrine in
Mumbai, she's guided on her spiritual journey by the Bhagavad Gita
She even attends a weekly class dissecting the deeper meaning of the ancient
religious text, with her teacher providing examples to illustrate a particular
"Interpretation is the backbone of this text," Poddar, 52, told CBC News
"Superficial knowledge can be misleading."
But many in India are foregoing that in-person contact with a guru interpreting
the Bhagavad Gita
and turning to online chatbots, which imitate the voice of
the Hindu god Krishna and give answers to probing questions about the meaning
of life based on the religious scripture's teachings.
It's new technology with the tendency to veer off script and condone violence,
according to experts, who warn that artificial intelligence chatbots playing
god can be a dangerous mix.'
Via The RISKS Digest
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