#3448 The End of Ethics
By Joseph Mauceri, MD. A veteran Catholic medical doctor takes a look at rapidly-advancing artificial intelligence (AI) and its possible effects on our future. It will happen soon: “a thinking machine, free of all prejudices, errors, emotions, and ego disorders that corrupt good decision-making.” This machine is to make life and death decisions, possibly for you yourself, with no appeal possible to morality or natural law. Where do human choice and responsibility, and our Christian view of suffering, come into the picture? Do we want a machine making our ethical choices? What might the future with AI look like considering our current descent into euthanasia, “sex-change” procedures, genetic engineering, and the like? 80 pp.