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Theme chosen for the 58th World Communications Day 2024

29 September 2023

The Holy See Press Office has announced the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 58th World Communications Day, to be held in 2024: Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication.

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