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Pope urges ban on ‘lethal autonomous weapons’

July 10, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: In a message to a conference on “AI Ethics for Peace,” Pope Francis said that “it is urgent to reconsider the development and use of devices like the so-called ‘lethal autonomous weapons’ and ultimately ban their use.”

On the broader question of artificial intelligence, the Pontiff said that “we should be very clear that decision-making, even when we are confronted with its sometimes dramatic and urgent aspects, must always be left to the human person.”

Pope Francis remarked on the “great symbolic importance” of the fact that the conference was held in Hiroshima.

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