Event in Rome - Publication of a white paper on "Being Human at the age of AI"


humain ia 30 nov



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Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas - Angelicum, Largo Angelicum, 100184 Roma RM, Italy


OPTIC will present a collaborative work on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on our life, our relationships and the expression of our humanity.

This presentation will define key competencies students must learn to preserve a humane society.

As Artificial Intelligence takes an increasingly important place in our lives and its potential grows exponentially with the advancement of research, it becomes more and more a necessity to thoroughly reflect on its impact on human beings. As it transforms our world and daily lives, it also transforms us as a species. Though we see ourselves as creators of AI, it deeply changes us back, in an anthropological way, leading us to wonder to what extent the products we create alter ourselves (their creators)?

The objective of this white paper is to develop a reflection on being human in the era of Artificial Intelligence. It establishes a foundation upon which researchers may explore AI’s effect on our human nature and, from their findings, define key knowledge and competencies students must learn in order to preserve our humanity and a humane society within an AI defined world. This is essential to establish, in the long run, a relevant education model to allow us to adapt, learn and benefit from these changes.

With the participation of :

Marius Dorobantu, Associate researcher and lecturer in the Theology & Science department of Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Brian Patrick Green, Director of Technology Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, California

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California

Please note that the number of places is limited.