Communication Seminar on the challenges and prospects of artificial intelligence


To delve deeper into the theme of Pope Francis’ message for the 58th World Day of Social Communications: Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: towards fully human communication, Sepac (Pastoral Communication Service) of the Paulines, organized from May 2 – 4, a 4th Communication Seminar, in collaboration with the Catholic Communication Association (Signis Brasil) and the Archdiocese of São Paulo.

The first two days of the seminar took place online, while the last meeting, which took place on Saturday May 4th was an in-person event at the Paul the Apostle Auditorium of the Pauline Sisters. This event was also broadcast through digital media.

The first conference was led by Professor Elizabeth Saad who spoke on the Practical applications and possible paths humanity can take with artificial intelligence (AI).

The Daughters of St. Paul also offered talks: Sr Joana Puntel, fsp spoke about the Church’s interest in this topic and the pastoral implications of AI. She stressed that the Church recognizes and “rejoices in the extraordinary achievements of science and technology. The teaching of the Church knows that artificial intelligence will become increasingly important”.

The conclusion was entrusted to Sr. Rosa Martins, fsp who analyzed Pope Francis’ message for the 58th World Day of Communications.

Also present was Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Archbishop of São Paulo, and other dignitaries who enriched the event.