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Artificial intelligence is focus of 2024 World Communication Day

The theme for the next World Communication Day: "Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication. (Photo: Vatican News)

“Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 58th World Communication Day, which will be observed in 2024, according to Vatican News.

 “The evolution of artificial intelligence systems makes it ever more natural to communicate through and with machines, so that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish computation from thought, and the language produced by a machine from that generated by human beings,” said a note from the Holy See Press Office.

 “Like all revolutions, this one based on artificial intelligence, too, poses new challenges to ensure that machines do not contribute to a large-scale system of disinformation and do not also increase the loneliness of those who are already alone, depriving us of the warmth that only communication between people can provide,” said the statement.

“It is important to guide artificial intelligence and algorithms so that there is in each individual a responsible awareness of the use and development of these different forms of communication that go hand in hand with social media and the Internet. It is necessary for communication to be oriented towards a fuller life of the human person,” it added.


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.