Sono un francescano del Terzo Ordine Regolare - TOR - sono nato il 20 luglio del 1973 e mi occupo di etica, bioetica ed etica delle tecnologie. In particolare i miei studi si focalizzano sulla gestione dell'innovazione: internet e l'impatto del Digital Age, le biotecnologie per il miglioramento umano e la biosicurezza, le neuroscienze e le neurotecnologie.

Cerco di mettere a fuoco il significato etico e antropologico della tecnologia per l'Homo sapiens: siamo una specie che da 70.000 anni abita il mondo trasformandolo, la condizione umana è una condizione tecno-umana...


Umano e macchina - Associazione Teologi Italiana
Microsoft meeting
Le sfide delle AI
Meeting 20019 - Rimini
20 e 21.08.2019

In evidenza

TEDxRoma 2018

Per guidare l’innovazione verso un autentico sviluppo umano che non danneggi le persone e non crei forti disequilibri globali, è importante affiancare l’etica alla tecnologia. Rendere questo valore morale qualcosa di comprensibile da una macchina, comporta la creazione di un linguaggio universale che ponga al centro l’uomo: un algor-etica che ricordi costantemente che la macchina è al servizio dell’uomo e non viceversa. 

To drive innovation towards authentic human development that does not harm people and does not create strong global imbalances, it is important to combine ethics with technology. Making this moral value something understandable for a machine, involves the creation of a universal language that puts man at the center: an algor-ethics that constantly reminds us that the machine is at the service of man and not the opposite.

Microsoft #TechTalk - Ai and Humanity

This #TechTalk features Father Paolo Benanti, a Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, specialized in robotics, digital ethics and their implications for human values. He argues that it is more important than ever for AI proponents to put humans – not machines – first.

Throughout human history, man’s interaction with artefacts – in other words, technology – has been one of the defining characteristics setting us apart from other species. But according to one of Italy’s leading experts on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the growing importance and pervasiveness of AI raises fresh questions about this relationship.

In our #TechTalk, Father Benanti argues that, while man has always lived in a “techno-human condition” where human beings and machines work together, it is more important than ever for AI proponents to put humans – not machines – first. The challenge is to ensure that human-machine-relationships are framed in a way that benefits people.

Read more on the Microsoft EU Policy Blog

Homo faber book

Homo Faber. The Techno-Human condition

In Homo Faber Paolo Benanti seeks to provide a philosophical and theological understanding of the technological phenomenon by casting light contemporaneously on the ethical dimensions connected to it. In constructing a holistic vision of technique-technology, he asks himself how to look at the technological artifacts, how it was possible that the West has undergone an incomparable technological development in respect to any other human culture and what this reveals and means for technology and what is the context in which technology is implemented and understood today. As a result of his journey Benanti shows how Technology is not a simple human activity, but human nature is a techno-human condition.

Read it on ebook