Veritas finds its root from the Latin word “veritas” which, as a common name, is that given to the Roman virtue of honesty (or fidelity), one of the main virtues a good Roman should possess. According to Roman mythology, the truth is hidden at the bottom of a sacred well due to its elusive nature.
Truth is a recurring theme in art and many schools feature the word truth in their logos. For example, we find this word in California State University’s Vox Veritas Vita (Truth-Telling as a Way of Life) motto, Harvard University’s Veritas or Lux et Veritas motto for Indiana University and Yale University.
Moreover, in Mexican universities such as the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon it is said Alere Flammam Veritatis (Let the flame of truth burn), and at the University of Monterrey there is a tradition that when a student graduates he rings the bell called Vox Veritatis.
At the same time, there are concerns about social injustice, the loss of our humanity, privacy, and employment opportunities, as well as concerns about our ability to adapt (many of us fear becoming obsolete), and perhaps most importantly, the fear of mistreatment. .
Artificial intelligence as a technology amazes us with the speed of its change, the integration of devices into the human being himself in what is known as cyborgs, the production of an increase in intellectual and cognitive capabilities, the management of large amounts of information to produce computational models that carry out activities that imitate the great masters of the arts and sciences, all of this leads to the idea of digital Darwinism.
Business and production models associated with the digital revolution have produced an accelerating change in the creation and disappearance of companies in this century. We are immersed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution that begins with the digital consumer, and Mexicans are not exempt from enjoying personalized and interactive experiences thanks to what are known as SMAC technologies (the English acronym is “Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud”) that take advantage of artificial intelligence to optimize their costs and transform business cooperation towards greater productivity. This is why countries invest their resources in their children and youth because they represent the future of the nation.
It must be the leading educational system, because it must provide us with future doctors, engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, administrators, professors, teachers, artists, craftsmen, mathematicians, economists, and other heroes of our history. Lack of investment in education, as we see in systems where university education is privatized, leads to an imbalance in society.
But where is the truth? We can see this in the ethics of people, companies and governments. This is summed up perfectly in the dialogue between Pontius Pilate and Jesus, when Jesus, answering the former’s question about whether he was the king, affirmed that for this purpose he was born and for this reason he came into the world to bear witness to the truth. ; Pilate asked him: What is truth? This is how he summarizes for us the change in mentality of relative truth, that Pilate is a Roman, while Jesus says that truth is unique.
*Senior Researcher Dr, Sisis