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Pope Francis with the Pontifical Academy for Life on Feb. 20, 2023.

Pope Francis asks Pontifical Academy for Life to study ethics of emerging technologies

Feb 20, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The rapid acceleration of new technologies can produce significant consequences for human life and the environment Pope Francis said Feb.... Read more

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Sentient AI?: Here's what the Catholic Church says about artificial intelligence

Jun 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Google's AI system allegedly said, “I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person.” Read more


Can robots learn law? Scientists and theologians discuss the future of AI

May 23, 2022

By Andreas Thonhauser

Scientists and theologians have gathered in Rome to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Read more

Society of Catholic Scientists prepares for conference on non-human intelligence

Apr 18, 2021

By Perry West

The Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) will hold its 2021 conference in Washington D.C. on the subject of non-human intelligence.  Read more

ASIMO, a humanoid robot created by Honda in 2000 (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis: Pray that robotics and AI always serve humankind

Nov 3, 2020

Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to pray that robotics and artificial intelligence will remain always at the... Read more


Pontifical Academy for Life, tech companies, call for ethical use of AI technology

Feb 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Pontifical Academy for Life signed Friday, alongside presidents of IBM and Microsoft, a call for ethical and responsible use... Read more

In robota Christi? Why robots can never be Catholic priests 

Sep 18, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Once a man is ordained a priest for the Catholic Church, he acts, according to the Catechism of the Catholic... Read more

Stephen Hawking and other experts weigh in on limits of artificial intelligence at the Vatican

Dec 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

This week the Vatican hosted a high-level discussion in the world of science, gathering experts to discuss the progress, benefits... Read more