- Jan 18, 2020
The growing use of autonomous weapons systems poses serious risks to global peace and stability, a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.
Vatican conference mixes enthusiam with concern over technological developments in artificial intelligence.
Even though today’s modern tools and technologies are hardly human, the Pontifical Academy for Life is zeroing in on the world of robots and machines powered by artificial intelligence.
Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, expressed differing views on the role and dangers of Artificial Intelligence. But experts say that the issue could be the “excessive” humanization of robots, which might raise existential issues and questions in humans.