Rosangela Miccichè

Artificial intelligence and religious phenomenon: the influence of “algoretic” in religious freedom and conscience

Rosangela Miccichè

rosangela.micciche@unimore.it

The research project aims to analyse the influence of Artificial Intelligence on the protection of religious freedom and freedom of conscience, and the effects on the relevant demands of believers and non-believers. Given the importance of these same demands, and in particular for the former, that of being able to live coherently with one’s faith; and given that the elective and ethically virtuous aim that theorists/technicians set themselves is that of creating ‘benevolent’ algorithms, various perspectives of investigation open up in the study of the implications of A.I. on the expression of religious sensitivity, and on the expedients that the law can provide in a primarily guarantorist key.

In this regard, the examination cannot disregard the analysis of the approach taken by the confessional legal orders towards this technological development; with particular attention given to the canonical one, where on the one hand, guidelines/teachings that can be of help in formulating criteria to perimeter/control the sphere of action take root; on the other hand, insights aimed at channelling its expression for purposes congruent with its mission (evoking a sort of “evangelisation of A.I.”, which embeds the values of the Gospel within hardware and software).