Pope Francis urges his followers to pray that AI and robots ‘always serve mankind’

Worried Pope Francis has urged believers to pray that artificial intelligence and robots “always serve mankind.”

In one of his monthly “prayer intentions”, which has been shared on YouTube, the pope suggested he was concerned about technology.

The message implied AI and robots could further increase inequalities.

He said AI was “at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing.”

He also acknowledged that robotics had the power to change the world in a positive way.

However, they will only change the world for the better if harnessed correctly, reports The verge.

The pope said: “Indeed, if technological progress increases inequalities, it is not true progress.

“Future advances should be orientated towards respecting the dignity of the person.”

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Source: Daily Star