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Pope Francis urges developers of artificial intelligence to act with humanity in mind

Pope Francis spoke about the ethical use of science and technology during a meeting with the 'Minerva Dialogues', a group of advanced scientists and experts organized by the Vatican's Dicastery for Education and Culture. 

The Pope acknowledged the potential benefit that artificial intelligence can have on humanity. But he also emphasized the importance of using technology both ethically and responsibly. 

I would therefore encourage you, in your deliberations, to make the intrinsic dignity of every man and woman the key criterion in evaluating emerging technologies; these will prove ethically sound to the extent that they help respect that dignity and increase its expression at every level of human life.

The 'Minerva Diagloues' meet annually at the Vatican to discuss the relationship between science and ethics.