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Pope discusses ethics of artificial intelligence with Microsoft chief

February 14, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Microsoft President Brad Smith tweeted, “We live at a time when we must stay true to timeless values as we advance new technology. I spent the afternoon at the Vatican discussing the teachings of the church, AI ethics, and why we must always put humanity first.”

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Feb. 15, 2019 2:52 AM ET USA

    It requires a special idiocy to believe in AI. It doesn’t exist. Electrical circuits are purely contingent devices and can not think or make value judgments and never will be able to think. They have no more ability to think than a printed book. The fact that atheists with a materialist view of existence want to believe in AI is no reason why the religious should accommodate them. But given the stupidity of this pontificate, it is not surprising to read that they are taking AI seriously.