Fr. Paolo Benanti is a Third Order Regular Franciscan and professor of Moral Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In his research, teaching and outreach activities, he deals with ethics, specifically bioethics and ethics of technologies. In particular, as he writes on his personal website, his studies “focus on the management of innovation: the Internet and the impact of the Digital Age, biotechnologies regarding human enhancement and biosafety, neuroscience and neurotechnology.”
Endowed with great communication and teaching skills, Fr. Benanti frequently appears in the media and collaborates with various academic, governmental and international institutions. He was recently appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a member of the High-Level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence.
Fr. Benanti kindly agreed to answer our questions, and we are grateful for his willingness to do so. In his answers, he enlightens us on many related issues that will define the future of humanity.