colin f lane


generative AI models as idols
in Neo-Neo-Babylon

different implementations of large language models as gods or deities à la Ergo Proxy

local, civic gods -- each city state (online "community", corporation ?) with its own model trained on its own civic corpus

waging war on enemy cities, pillaging their corpuses for incorporation with one's own

a return to the literal theft and appropriation of one's god-idols, as in ancient Babylon

greater models could be shared among political entities across geographies, perhaps with locally specific (instances) tilts or filters (cults) applied