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President of Microsoft visits pope to talk about ethics and artificial intelligence


The president of Microsoft visited the pope at the Vatican. It was a private 30-minute meeting in which Brad Smith explained some possible uses of artificial intelligence for the common good.

BRAD SMITH
President of Microsoft

“We appreciate your voice. We do feel this is really a critical moment in time. People, including our company, are creating technology, machines."

The Vatican is concerned about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, and plans to hold two major meetings on this issue in the coming months. In 2020, Brad Smith will participate in one of them.

In addition, Microsoft has announced that it will give an annual award for the best doctoral thesis on artificial intelligence at the service of life.