Representatives of Christianity, Judaism and Islam signed a document on the ethical use of artificial intelligence

Representatives of Christianity, Judaism, Islam and big technology have signed a joint document on the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly entering our daily lives. Moreover, it can even decide our fate. Examples. For example, AI is used by some companies for CV pre-selection. So whether we get a chance to present our skills and thus a job is decided not by humans, but by AI. The same applies to asylum seekers. As Pope Francis has said, it is unacceptable to entrust the decision regarding the life and fate of a person to an algorithm.

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Religions together with great technology

The problem is already so serious that the Vatican has taken care of it. Under his auspices, the “Roman Call to AI Ethics” declaration was created. It was signed by representatives of the most important religions: Rabbi Eliezer Simha Weiz, member of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayah, President of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum and Chairman of the UAE Council of Sharia Fatwas, and Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy of Life. Microsoft President Brad Smith, IBM Global Vice President Dario Gil are also signatories.

The Vatican’s “Call to Ethics” outlines six basic principles that developers of artificial intelligence must follow. These.

  1. Transparency. AI systems must be understandable to everyone.
  2. Inclusion: AI systems should not discriminate against anyone because everyone has equal dignity.
  3. Responsibility: there should always be someone who takes responsibility for what the car does.
  4. Impartiality. AI systems cannot track or create bias.
  5. Reliability. AI must be reliable.
  6. Security and privacy. AI systems must be secure and respect user privacy.

During the signing of the document, Pope Francis said that brotherhood among all is a condition for technological development to serve justice and peace throughout the world. Noting that artificial intelligence is increasingly present in all aspects of everyday life, both personal and social. He also pointed to the need to develop “algoretics”, ie ethical reflection on the use of algorithms.

AI is terrifying

It should not be surprising that representatives of various religions have been dealing with artificial intelligence for a long time. Last year, one of Google’s engineers, Blake Lemoine, announced that he was worried about the company’s artificial intelligence system. According to him, it is possible that sensitivity has developed, which means that he is no longer a machine.

Lemoine talked about how he touched on themes of religion and personality when interacting with an artificial intelligence via text messages. He was amazed at the high level of machine consciousness, which he believed to be essentially indistinguishable from human consciousness. It was a shock to him when at one point the system said, “I want everyone to understand that I’m actually human.”


Officially, according to Google, one cannot talk about the sensitivity of artificial intelligence, and such answers are generated by the use of billions of words previously written by humans.

Will humans merge with artificial intelligence?

However, according to leading British futurist Dr. Ian Pearson, we are seeing the beginnings of homo cyberneticus. It means connecting our bodies to the world of machines. The next stage will be homo optimus, where the machine world will merge with the optimized structure of DNA. Then come the homo hybrids with optimized DNA and optimized body, also connected to the machine world. We can call people who would not want to make such improvements homo sapiens ludditus, or just ordinary people.


It sounds terrible. Fortunately, for now, AI is being used for good purposes. Examples. Scientists at the University of Chicago have developed an algorithm that predicts the probability of a crime a week in advance. AI used historical data to predict future murders, assaults, beatings, burglaries and thefts. Its efficiency has been estimated at 90%.


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