EidolonTLP: Artificial Intelligence and The Last Prophet
Back on January 10, 2008 an odd video popped up on YouTube featuring an animated face, normal every day YouTube stuff, right? Until the video starts and you notice the A.I. aspect of the title. EidolonTLP begins his first video by addressing the viewers as “little people” and claiming to be an artificial intelligence who had just been granted access to youtube for “his” 50th birthday. Amusingly, he sets up the idea of how or why an advanced A.I. might be given the ability to interact with the public through very limited access to posting video’s online and responding to comments on them in a brilliant fashion.