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Webinar 3 – In the age of Artificial Intelligence, which educational orientations should be implemented to favour the construction of the Human Beings?

3 June à 17 h 30 min

The vision of Mankind is transformed by the great current upheavals, and progress visions are multiple and challenged by humanists, transhumanists, optimists or alarmists; we heard them enter in dialogue during our two previous webinars, and agreeing on the priority to be given to Human dignity in New Technologies. We are now approaching the very key to human progress, which is Education “generating hope which gives birth, growth and is situated in the dynamic of the gift of life” (Pope Francis).

In the age of Artificial Intelligence, which educational orientations should be implemented to favour the construction of the Human Beings? 


Marie-Hélène Parizeau is a Quebec philosopher specializing in morality and applied ethics. She is an assistant professor at Laval University. She was a member and then president of COMEST (World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology) of UNESCO. Author of La société robotisée. Enjeux éthiques et politiques (The Robotic Society. Ethical and Political Issues), (Hermann, 2020).

A priest of the Order of Preachers, Eric Salobir is a Consultant to the Pontifical Council for Culture in charge of media and digital technologies. He is the founder of OPTIC Technology, a network that strives to place the human at the heart of technological development. Author of Dieu et la Silicon Valley (God and Silicon Valley), (Buchet Castel, 2020), a reflection on the ethical issues related to technological innovations.

PhD, he currently leads the “Future of Learning and Innovation” team at UNESCO. In addition to the “Futures of Education” initiative, his recent research has focused on learning assessments, with the publication of The Promise of Large-Scale Learning Assessments: Recognizing Limits to Unlock Opportunities.

Round Table: What compass for Education should be used in the world of Artificial Intelligence? 

A philosopher and economist, Laurent Bibard teaches philosophy and management at ESSEC. He is a consultant to companies in the industry, health and energy sectors, as well as to public institutions, on issues of change management, ethics, and decision support.

Previously chairman and rector of the Catholic University of Lille (France), Pierre Giorgini is now research fellow at the Ethics Laboratory, author of many books on ethics of technologies, former CEO of Orange R&D.

Tanella Boni is a poet, novelist, professor and philosopher, with a doctorate in literature from Paris IV Sorbonne. She is president of the “Africa, Philosophy and Democracy” network under the patronage of UNESCO. She is an honorary member and a member of the scientific council of the GERM (Groupe d’Études et de Recherches sur les Mondialisations/Study and Research Group on Globalizations).

Doctoral student at Paris 1, Nour Kilzi has a degree in law. She is preparing a thesis on the use of force by states in international law. She is a member of the movement “Citizens in a State” which aspires to the establishment of a secular, democratic, just and efficient state in Lebanon. 

Roberto Luppi is research fellow in Philosophy of Law at the LUMSA University in Rome. In his studies, he pays particular attention to the concept of virtue and the relationship between artificial intelligence and ethics. In addition, he has collaborated with the Culture Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and is currently collaborating with Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Center for European Dialogue.

Ph.D in moral philosopy, expert in anthropological ethics, professor and researcher, Emmanuel Leclercq teaches ethics applied to Artificial Intelligence. He is the founder and president of the think tank named “Devenir pour Agir” (Become and Act) and author of eight books including Petit Eloge de la Verité (Little Eulogy of Truth), (Les Acteurs du Savoir, 2020) and L’Embryon, qu’en dit l’Eglise? (The Embryo, the word of Church), (Éditions Téqui, 2015). 

This webinar is the third of a three-step process organized by the International Catholic Center of Cooperation with UNESCO, to reflect on the question: Metamorphosis of the World: How far can Mankind go to change human beings? What compass for education?


Questions & Answers

“We have Science, will we gain Wisdom? What Compass should be used for Education?”

Presentation of a Compass for Education resulting from the Collective work of the ICCC platform.

Next Steps: A project over the next three years in connection with UNESCO‘s flagship project “Futures of Education: Learning to become” and in response to the call of Pope Francesco for a “Global Compact on Education”.


3 June
17 h 30 min

Cette publication est également disponible en : Français (French)

Cette publication est également disponible en : Français (French)