• Vatican ponders power, limits of artificial intelligence

    Vatican ponders power, limits of artificial intelligence

    • Dec 4, 2016

    Artificial intelligence is “an extremely important goal that has not been achieved yet,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the College de France, adding that “we don’t want to create a system full of machines that don’t share our intuitions of what should be a better world.”

  • Pope Francis calls drugs a ‘new form of slavery’

    Pope Francis calls drugs a ‘new form of slavery’

    • Nov 25, 2016

    Drugs “are a wound in our society, a venom that corrodes, corrupts and kills,” Pope Francis said on Thursday, addressing more than 50 scientists, judges, politicians and religious who participated in a November 23-24 Vatican-sponsored conference.

  • Vatican-sponsored workshop tackles new ways to fight drug abuse

    • Nov 25, 2016

    The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a Vatican-sponsored workshop, looked into new ways to address the growing issue of drug abuse. More that 50 experts met on November 23-24 to discuss innovative and effective solutions to drug use, abuse and prevention.