On October 3rd, 2022, the CEO of Apple met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He said: Holy Father Good morning. So good to see you.
Thank you to the University of Naples Federico II for the honor, for your hospitality, and for the incredibly important work you do. https://t.co/NfP8a6ZjC4— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 29, 2022
The Pontifical Academy for Life has often discussed the issues facing emerging technologies. They wrote: It is not news that, in recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has advanced exponentially, as evidenced by its many applications in different fields of knowledge. Today, 37% of organizations in the world have implemented AI in some way (which represents a 270% increase in the past four years). Pope Francis clarifies that this progress, as well as that in robotics, “can make a better world possible if it is joined to the common good.” In this sense, he hopes for technological progress that does not increase the inequalities in society; if it does, it will not be “true progress,” one that takes into account the dignity of the human person and care for Creation.