DEUS-X-ESCH-22 was an art project dealing with a vision of AI as possibly omniscient and omnipotent entities. Throughout human history these were powers usually attributed to goddesses and gods. Our approach to this for some groups very sensitive topic included philosophic, humanistic and also humourful aspects.
This way we were able to invite and engage audiences live and online to join discussions on ethics, morality, religions and last but not least AI.
DEUS-X-ESCH-22 provided a chatbot able to adopt different identities based on different religious and philosophical scriptures.
We provided 2 different modes of interaction: In PLAYER-PRAYER mode the users can talk to a “god” of their choice directly. DIVINE DIALOGUE enables to witness a conversation between two different divine identities.
We invite researchers from all disciplines to join us in developing the project. Interested ? Please check our research-page.
In the final version the DEUS-chatbots should be able to answer highly philosophical questions, thus passing a theological Turing test on an expert level. (A Turing-test measures the ability of an AI to pass as a human.)
The original idea of DEUS-X-ESCH-22 was inspired in March 2021 by Thorsten Kreissig (aka TeeKay) an artist with a multidisciplinary background. It was further developed with a mixed team of researchers and students at the UniLu.