- Apr 18, 2021
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, who said he did not believe in God, was still an esteemed member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and fostered a fruitful dialogue between science and faith.
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.”
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.
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.