Iain S. Thomas, GPT-3, Jasmine Wang
Boulder, Colorado USA
A groundbreaking endeavor to explore human spirituality through the evolving technology of artificial intelligence
Why are we here? What does it mean to love? How do we overcome suffering? Is happiness truly possible?
For thousands of years, we have turned to the same beloved texts to explore these universal questions—from the Bible and the Tao Te Ching, to the poetry of Rumi and Sappho, to the words of modern-day mystics.
What if you could take all of the wisdom contained in these collective pages and, using the world’s most advanced artificial intelligence, receive the answers?
To create What Makes Us Human?, internationally bestselling poet Iain S. Thomas and globally recognized prodigious researcher and innovator Jasmine Wang prompted the world’s most advanced AI, GPT-3, with a wealth of humanity’s most cherished works. Then they asked GPT-3 our most pressing questions about life.
Contained in this book are the conversations and exchanges that followed.
A bold and daring experiment, What Makes Us Human? is a contemporary exploration of spirituality that will inspire you, move you, and give you a new understanding of what makes us humans, humans.
A really interesting experiment that is a joy to read. Mediative. Mindful. Touching
Iain S Thomas interprets, “informs” /edits the final results you see on the page. A beautiful read.
What an interesting concept, Carol! A fascinating way to use all of those different perspectives on what it is to be human, and what our souls (whatever that is) are really like.
It must have been a mammoth task deciding on which books to reference and “feeding in” all the material before asking the questions. The results are nuanced and profound.