- May 13, 2021
Speaking to executives from some of the world’s most important tech companies, Pope Francis said that technology needs “both theoretical and practical moral principles,” and that advances in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) cannot lead to a new “form of barbarism,” where the common good is left to the side under the rule of the law of the strongest.
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Vatican conference mixes enthusiam with concern over technological developments in artificial intelligence.
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Brother Guy Consolmagno, the Jesuit research astronomer who runs the Vatican’s observatory, said that global interest in outer space is increasing at astronomical proportions, meaning there must be a clearer set of rules outlining peaceful space conduct.
The future of artificial intelligence and what it means for the Church is discussed by Catholic theologians.