Pope Francis has termed artificial intelligence (AI) as a major threat to humanity. He said that it needs to be regulated. The Pope said that given the very serious challenges, an international treaty is necessary to avoid dangers.
With changing times, advanced technology also brings with it many dangers. Even a personality like Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become a victim of technology like deepfake. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is also emerging as a big threat to humanity. In the latest development, Pope Francis has released his annual message for World Peace Day, considering the seriousness of the technical challenges. He called for an international treaty to regulate artificial intelligence.
Amidst the day-to-day changes and developments in technology like artificial intelligence, Pope Francis stressed the ethical use of this technology. He said human values like compassion, kindness, morality, and forgiveness are decreasing. The Pope appealed to guarantee fundamental human rights and promote peace during the use of AI. He termed the conspiracy to spread misinformation, the promotion of discrimination as well as tendency to misrepresent information/images as the most important concerns.
Let us tell you that due to the absence of any of these values in technology, its dangers are even greater. Francis’ message was issued by the Vatican. Let us tell you that the Pope’s annual message is released every year on World Peace Day. The Catholic Church celebrates Peace Day on January 1 every year.
Francis’s appeal is also being considered personal
Earlier this year, his photo developed with AI technology went viral on social media. In this photo, Pope Francis was shown wearing a luxury white puffer jacket. Based on this example, technology experts believe that borders are meaningless for technologies like deepfake imagery. It can be spread freely online.
It is noteworthy that before the Pope’s message, European Union (EU) negotiators had provisionally approved the world’s first comprehensive Artificial Intelligence rules. After this, it is expected that all the countries under the EU will regulate their technologies in a better way. These rules are being considered as the gold standard for governments.