‘Artificial Intelligence and Peace’
Promoted by Pax Christi with the support of the International Affairs Department, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, England and Wales.
The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to make today a day of prayer for world peace, using the theme proposed by Pope Francis: ‘Artificial Intelligence & Peace’. It might seem a strangely technical, rather abstract title, of limited interest except to experts.
But new technologies are developing so quickly that we need to think about their consequences for our freedom, peace and security. Who is gaining power through AI – and who is being disempowered? We also need to think of the risk of Artificial Intelligence, which will only have as much soul and ethical vision as those who programme it, calling the shots on the battlefield, deciding who lives and who dies – and possibly one day even triggering wars automatically.