I read an interesting story with week about Artificial Intelligence (AI). A bunch of computer programmers created an AI machine that could play Tetris—it’s a computer game of fitting in pieces like a jigsaw, that gets faster the longer you play. The longer the game goes, the more points earned.
The AI learnt the game and played it for some time, before realising that if it paused the game just before the screen filled up, then the AI didn’t lose. Unpausing the game meant the game continued, and the screen filled up, meaning the AI lost, so to speak.
Isn’t it telling that the spirit of the Pharisee (and indeed all humanity) is alive and well, even in AI bots. Just as humans game the system, looking for loopholes and caveats, so too AI bots that humans have created. It’s a fallen world.