Tag Archives: United States

20May/24

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry

May 20, 2024 /Health/ — p class=”first-token” data-sourcepos=”1:1-1:23″>The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry is not available yet, though there have been two interim reports published (https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/). Continue reading

OpenAI’s content deal with the FT is an attempt to avoid more legal challenges – and an ‘AI data apocalypse’

Mike Cook, King’s College London

OpenAI’s new “strategic partnership” and licensing agreement with the Financial Times (FT) follows similar deals between the US tech company and publishers such as Associated Press, German media giant Axel Springer and French newspaper Le Monde.

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17Apr/24

Americans favor quality over quantity in pursuit of longevity

Americans overwhelmingly say that when they think about longevity, it’s more than just living longer—it’s about living their healthiest, best lives. While most want to live to 90—well past the average U.S. life expectancy of 77.5 years—nearly two-thirds (66%) would choose a shorter, healthier life over a longer one with health issues. Continue reading

15Apr/24

Gaza war: Israel using AI to identify human targets raising fears that innocents are being caught in the net

Elke Schwarz, Queen Mary University of London

A report by Jerusalem-based investigative journalists published in +972 magazine finds that AI targeting systems have played a key role in identifying – and potentially misidentifying – tens of thousands of targets in Gaza. This suggests that autonomous warfare is no longer a future scenario. It is already here and the consequences are horrifying.

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31Mar/24

Is israel a rogue nation?

BRUSSELS, 31 March 2024 /Mpelembe News/ —

Critics point to Israel’s continued settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are seen as violating UN resolutions UN Security Council Resolutions on Israel and the Palestinian territories

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18Mar/24

Half the world will vote in 2024, but how many elections will be fair?

Toby James, University of East Anglia and Holly Ann Garnett, Royal Military College of Canada

This year has been widely proclaimed to be the year of elections, with national elections expected in at least 64 countries. This means that half of the world’s population will have the opportunity to change their government, choose their representatives and indirectly shape policy. It began as a year of hope – and the prospect of democratic empowerment.

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14Mar/24

The abuse of Diane Abbott by a top Tory donor should have us all thinking about how we normalise racism against women MPs

Orly Siow, Lund University and Sofia Collignon, Queen Mary University of London

Yet again a black woman in British public life has been subjected to racist and sexist abuse. This may be shocking, but it is not surprising.

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23Feb/24

Dating apps are accused of being ‘addictive’. What makes us keep swiping?

Dr Anastasia Hronis, University of Technology Sydney

A class-action lawsuit filed in the United States against Match Group – the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and The League – is making headlines around the world.

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19Feb/24

History’s crisis detectives: how we’re using maths and data to reveal why societies collapse – and clues about the future

Daniel Hoyer, University of Toronto

American humorist and writer Mark Twain is believed to have once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”

I’ve been working as a historian and complexity scientist for the better part of a decade, and I often think about this phrase as I follow different strands of the historical record and notice the same patterns over and over.

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