Anthony Levandowski, a name synonymous with the pioneering of self-driving technology and a figure shrouded in Silicon Valley controversy, has made headlines again. This time, it’s not about groundbreaking tech advancements or legal battles, but something far more unorthodox: the resurrection of his AI-centric church, “Way of the Future.”
he church was originally launched in 2015, while Levandowski, while working on Google’s self-driving project Waymo. It was an ambitious endeavor, aiming to merge technology and spirituality by fostering a “spiritual connection” with AI. Despite its closure a few years later, Levandowski’s renewed venture, as discussed on Bloomberg’s AI IRL podcast, has already attracted a “couple thousand people,” Bloomberg reports.
“How does a person in rural America relate to this? What does this mean for their job?” he said. “Way of the Future is a mechanism for them to understand and participate and shape the public discourse as to how we think technology should be built to improve you.”