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Pope Francis at G7: Artificial Intelligence Must Not Replace Human Decision-making

Pope Francis at G7: Artificial Intelligence Must Not Replace Human Decision-making
Pope Francis at the G7 summit on Friday stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence be under the control of human beings.

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Pope Francis made his first appearance at the G7 Summit on June 14, 2024, where he emphasized the importance of human control over artificial intelligence (AI). He warned that humanity would be condemned to a future without hope if people's ability to make decisions about themselves and their lives was taken away by machines. The pope also called for proper human control over the choices made by AI programs, stating that human dignity depends on it. He also highlighted the need for AI to be used for good and urged leaders to reconsider the development of "lethal autonomous weapons." The pontiff also criticized the use of AI in the judicial system and the risk of reinforcing fake news or a dominant narrative. Pope Francis will return to the Vatican after the summit, which included discussions on artificial intelligence, energy, and the Africa and Mediterranean regions.

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