Vishwam Sankaran, Independent, Iranian officials mulling over use of AI to issue fatwas, 27 Sep 2023. Based on, ‘Robots can help issue a fatwa’: Iran’s clerics look to harness AI, 24 Sep 2023

”“Robots can’t replace senior clerics, but they can be a trusted assistant that can help them issue a fatwa faster,” Mohammad Ghotbi, who heads a state-linked tech group in Qom, told FT.”


“Interest shown by the clerics also appears to be in line with the views of the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said in June that he wants the country to be “at least among the top-10 countries in the world in terms of artificial intelligence”.”


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