The myth is becoming a reality – What do the ancient Greeks warn humanity playing with artificial intelligence?

What are the myths about?

Talos, the bronze giant its story was written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod in 700 BC, but the myth may have originated even earlier, during the heyday of the Minoan civilization. According to the story, the self-functioning bronze structure was gifted by the blacksmith god Hephaestus (the god of innovation in modern terms) to Europa, the queen of Crete. Talos was given the task of protecting the island from invaders, so he went around the island three times a day and threw rocks at the approaching ships.

Some versions of the myth report that a pipe ran from the head of the terrifying creature to its feet, which the mysterious life force of the gods, carried the substance called ichor by the Greeks. Another ancient text, the story of the Argonauts from the 3rd century BC, tells that Talos was finally defeated by a sorceress who released the divine fluid from the giant’s body by removing a screw from one of his legs.

Death of Talos. Source: Sybil Tawse/Wikimedia Commons.

Another story can be found in Greek mythology in which the archetype of an artificial intelligence agent appears. This story is based on the widely known Pandora myth, in which Pandora appears only in a later version as an innocent girl who, unknowingly, opens the divine lock to release all imaginable evil into the world. According to an earlier version, also sung by Hesiod, Pandora was an evil creature artificially created by Zeus whose sole task was to punish mankind for having succeeded in taming fire.

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