Vatican workshop on ethics in AI open to public

The Pontifical Academy for Life is set to host a workshop on ethics in artificial intelligence, which is open to the public.

By Devin Watkins

The Vatican event takes place on 26-28 February, and follows last year’s related workshop on ethics in robotics.

Anyone is welcome to take part in the “Workshop 2020 on Artificial Intelligence”, provided they register online.

Participants will explore AI in terms of ethics, law, and health.

The first two days of the study session will be spent discussing the question: “The ‘good’ algorithm?”.

The last day is dedicated to “RenAIssance: A Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence”.

Addressing ethics of AI

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, says the Academy has dedicated 2019-2020 to “robo-ethics and to ethical-anthropological questions connected to the so-called artificial intelligence.”

Pope Francis, he says, had urged the Academy “to enter the territories of science and technology and to follow them with courage and discernment.” 

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