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(ILR) Abhimanyu Krishna: AIdols


Case Study


The "AIdols" [AI+Idols] project seeks to explore the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on religious art and practices within the Indian context, focusing on the triad of Intelligence, Love, and Revolution. By integrating AI into traditional and contemporary religious practices, this project aims to enhance spiritual experiences, foster interfaith dialogue, and drive social change, ultimately creating a harmonious coexistence of technology and spirituality in India.


Case Study:

Objective: To explore how AI can simulate and enhance emotional intelligence in religious worship, fostering deeper spiritual connections and promoting interfaith understanding.


Objective: To investigate how AI can change religious art and practices, promoting interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding in India's diverse religious landscape.


Methodology:


Development: The project will collaborate with people from various backgrounds to create develop idols that embody elements from multiple Indian religions, including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, and others. These idols will be programmed to respond to inquiries about various faiths (probably leading to a new faith), fostering a spirit of inclusiveness and dialogue.


Installation: These AIdols will be installed in public spaces encouraging interactions across different religious communities. The goal is to create environments where people from different faiths can engage with the AIdols and learn about each other's traditions while fostering mutual respect for each other, specifically programmed against hate.


Data Collection: Using qualitative methods such as focus groups and ethnographic studies, the project will analyze how AIdols influence perceptions of other religions and promote interfaith understanding. We will gather feedback from participants to assess the effectiveness of the AI in fostering dialogue and mutual respect.


Significance and Impact


The "Intelligent Idols" project has the potential to significantly enhance the intersection of technology and spirituality in India. By focusing on the triad of Intelligence, Love, and Revolution, the project aims to push the boundaries of AI's capabilities in understanding and responding to human emotions, setting new standards for emotional intelligence in technology. The integration of AI in religious contexts will revolutionize spiritual engagement, making it more accessible, inclusive, and emotionally resonant. The project will push the boundaries of AI's capabilities in understanding and responding to human emotions, setting new standards for emotional intelligence in technology. By fostering deeper emotional connections and personalized spiritual experiences, AI idols will embody the essence of love and compassion in religious practices.The integration of AI in religious contexts will revolutionize spiritual engagement, promoting inclusiveness and interfaith dialogue, and driving social change.


Through these innovative approaches, the "AIdols" project envisions a future where technology and spirituality coexist harmoniously, enriching the spiritual landscape of India and inspiring new ways of thinking about the intersection of technology, spirituality, and social change.


Conceptual framework


Seeking by integrating AI into traditional and contemporary worship, the project aims to enhance spiritual experiences and foster interfaith dialogue, creating a harmonious coexistence of technology and spirituality. AI-driven digital idols, designed with natural language processing and emotional recognition, will be deployed in various religious settings to gather data on worshippers' interactions and experiences. Ethical considerations ensure that AI respects religious values while promoting inclusiveness. The project employs qualitative methods such as surveys, interviews, and ethnographic studies to evaluate the emotional and spiritual impact, capturing nuanced experiences of worshippers. Theoretical foundations draw from the psychology of religion, highlighting AI's potential to provide personalized spiritual guidance, and from social theory, emphasizing AI's role in promoting interfaith dialogue. The development of AI idols is guided by Integrated Information Theory (IIT) and Global Workspace Theory (GWT), which help simulate compassionate interactions, creating meaningful spiritual practices. By demonstrating AI's ability to drive social change and foster mutual respect among diverse religious communities, the "AIdols" project envisions a future where technology enriches India's spiritual landscape, inspiring new ways of thinking about the intersection of technology, spirituality, and social change. This comprehensive approach aims to revolutionize spiritual engagement, making it more accessible, inclusive, and emotionally resonant, while setting new standards for emotional intelligence in AI applications within religious contexts.


Model


Emotional Connection: AI idols will provide personalized responses that resonate with worshippers' emotional states, deepening their spiritual experience and sense of connection to the divine. The AI's ability to understand and respond to emotions will create a more intimate and meaningful spiritual practice. Spiritual Practices rooted in technology: This case study will highlight the potential for AI to create new forms of spiritual engagement, blending traditional religious practices with modern technology. It will demonstrate how AI can complement and enhance religious rituals, making them more accessible and emotionally engaging. Interfaith Dialogue: AI idols will serve as a bridge between different faiths, encouraging worshippers to learn about and appreciate other religious traditions. This initiative will promote harmony and respect among India's diverse religious communities, fostering a culture of inclusiveness and mutual understanding. Spark Social Revolution: This case study will demonstrate the potential of AI to drive social change by encouraging interfaith dialogue and promoting a deeper understanding of different religious beliefs. By breaking down barriers and fostering communication, the project will contribute to a more inclusive and respectful society.



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