The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis’ annual peace message for 2024 will focus on artificial intelligence (AI).
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are having their moment. AI image generators such as MidJourney have proven capable of creating almost any picture imaginable — even a fake but compelling image of Pope Francis in a chic puffer coat. Meanwhile, advanced “chatbot” systems such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT continue to stun the public by mimicking human speech with almost frightening accuracy.
The National Director of Social Communications in Nigeria is cautioning Catholic leaders and media practitioners against the temptation “to ignore” problem-solving and decision-making capabilities mediated by computers as opposed to the human mind, popularly known as Artificial Intelligence (AI).
A new ethics handbook for the tech industry and big business launched with the collaboration of the Vatican’s culture and education body advises “don’t build the future badly.”
Pope Francis said emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning could be beneficial to society as long as they respect human dignity.
The rapid acceleration of new technologies can produce significant consequences for human life and the environment Pope Francis said Feb. 20.