Posts Tagged ‘AI ethics’

The challenge of transhumanism

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

The term “transhumanism” has been gaining prominence in recent times, sparking debates about the future of humanity and the ethical implications of new technologies designed to modify the human body. Transhumanism is a scientific and cultural movement that proposes the “modification of human biology through the convergence of new technologies” such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, computer Read more

Former Google engineer’s AI church

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer of self-driving cars and controversial Silicon Valley figure, has announced the return of his AI-dedicated church. He originally started his “Way of the Future” church in 2015 while working as an engineer on Google’s self-driving project Waymo. “Here we’re actually creating things that can see everything, be everywhere, know everything, and Read more

Pope Francis calls for AI ethics free from violence and discrimination

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Pope Francis wants the next World Day of Peace to focus on artificial intelligence’s impact, opportunities and dangers as the technology develops and influences a growing number of fields, from information to warfare. “Pope Francis calls for an open dialogue on the meaning of these new technologies, endowed with disruptive possibilities and ambivalent effects,” read Read more

What would ‘Jesus’ do? Now you can find out

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Recently, a depiction of Jesus Christ generated by artificial intelligence (AI) has been surfacing on Twitch’s online streaming platform. This portrayal is of a white man, which is likely inaccurate. The backdrop is ethereal. The bot has answered various types of questions, ranging from relationship advice to opinions on pizza toppings and discussions on capitalism’s Read more

Scientists teach parrots to video call each other

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Research has shown that pet parrots may experience loneliness just like humans do. To combat this, scientists have discovered that connecting these birds with their peers through virtual means may be beneficial. The study involved owners teaching their parrots to ring a bell and initiate a video call with another pet parrot on a tablet Read more

Long distance kissing machine for remote lovers

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A Chinese start-up inspired by lockdown isolation has invented a long-distance kissing machine that transmits users’ kiss data collected through motion sensors hidden in silicon lips, which simultaneously move when replaying kisses received. Read more

Use of AI in drafting Asian synodal document sparks online debate

Monday, March 6th, 2023
AI used in Asian Synodal document

The Vatican’s media outlet, Vatican News, reported that the Asian synodal continental assembly in Bangkok had used artificial intelligence (AI) to help draft a final document, sparking an online debate. The assembly’s participants represented 29 countries, and Fr Clarence Devadass, a discernment and drafting team member, presented the updated document. Fr Devadass explained the process: Read more

AI ethics backed by Pope and tech giants in new plan

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The Roman Catholic Church has joined up with IBM and Microsoft to work on the ethics of artificial intelligence. Leaders from the two tech giants met senior church officials in Rome, and agreed to collaborate on “human-centred” ways of designing AI. Microsoft president Brad Smith admitted some people may “think of us as strange bedfellows” Read more