- May 26, 2020
Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, tapped by Pope Francis to head both the Pontifical Academy for Life and the St. John Paul II Pontifical Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, says that technological change is generating new ethical challenges such as blending humans and robotics.
From automated cars to cheap 3D printing, technological advances now on the horizon are shaping a brave new world. The proper Catholic response is to discern, because such revolutions generally come with unintended negative consequences too.
“In your efforts to work the land and to ensure its fruitfulness year in and year out, you also encounter difficulties resulting from climate change, a reality which is unfortunately aggravated by human neglect,” Pope Francis told members of the International Catholic Rural Association.
“Ex Machina” debuts on Blu-ray and DVD July 14. Both “Ex Machina” and “Her” (also on Blu-ray/DVD) are available streaming via Amazon Instant and other services. Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina” is the latest in a string of recent science-fiction films exploring questions around artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and the role of
ROME — Striving to promote an inclusive model of education, Pope Francis used a Google Hangout on Thursday to reach out to students with disabilities and special needs in the United States, Brazil, India, and Spain, in a session that focused especially on how technology can help these students adapt.
The live event is over, but you can watch the video recap. If you want subtitles on the pope’s hangout: Click on settings/the round gear in the bottom righthand side of the video on Youtube. To promote a more inclusive form of education, Pope Francis will hold a Google Hangout