Pope calls for treaty regulating AI, warning of potential for ‘technological dictatorship’

Pope Francis has called for an international treaty to regulate the use of Artificial Intelligence,

warning that the new technology risks causing a “technological dictatorship”

which would threaten peace and democracy

The 86-year-old pontiff says he wants world leaders to agree to a “binding international treaty”

on AI developed within an ethical framework

Francis made the appeal in his annual message for the World Day of Peace which is marked

marked by the Catholic Church every January 1.

The unique human capacity for moral judgment and ethical decision-making is more than a complex collection of algorithms

and that capacity cannot be reduced to programming a machine

which as ‘intelligent’ as it may be, remains a machine,” Francis wrote.