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Open newsletter – february 21, 2022

from: Al Jazeera, Asia Times, Corriere della Sera, East Asia Forum, Euractiv, Global Times, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, TASS, The Interpreter, The Strategist  AFGHANISTAN The United Nations children’s agency says it will pay Afghan teachers a monthly stipend for at least two months. Salaries have been unpaid for months as the country plunged into economic crisis due […]

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Understanding the impact of automation on workers, jobs, and wages (Harry J. Holzer, Brookings)

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, workers like the Luddites in 19th century Britain have feared that they will be replaced by machines and left permanently jobless. To date, these fears have been mostly wrong—but not entirely. In a chapter in “Shifting Paradigms,” I examine the implications of automation for jobs and wages. Understanding […]

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3 ways digital technology can be a sustainability game-changer (James Anderson, Gregory Caimi, World Economic Forum)

Our new survey underlines the huge impact digital technology is having on organisations’ sustainability agendas. As well as its benefits, digital can also pose risks to sustainability. Here are 3 areas for companies to consider as they undergo their digital transformations and build their sustainability strategies. How digital technology can improve your sustainability game | […]

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How digital transformation is driving economic change (Zia Qureshi, Brookings)

We are living in a time of exciting technological innovations. Digital technologies are driving transformative change. Economic paradigms are shifting. The new technologies are reshaping product and factor markets and profoundly altering business and work. The latest advances in artificial intelligence and related innovations are expanding the frontiers of the digital revolution. Digital transformation is […]

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Breakthrough: The promise of frontier technologies for sustainable development (Homi Kharas, John McArthur, and Izumi Ohno, Brookings)

What breakthrough technologies have the potential soon to affect the human condition at a substantial scale, with special emphasis on the economic, social, and environmental challenges affecting the world’s poorest people? This is a question we tackled together over the past couple of years, through an edited volume that brings together the perspectives of more than a […]

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Davos 2022. Technology Cooperation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (World Economic Forum)

The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have already led to transformative advances in numerous domains. How can technology stakeholders work together to balance innovation and responsibility to maximize the potential of emerging technologies for addressing global problems? Samir Saran, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Hans Vestberg, Paula Ingabire, Jeremy Jurgens The Davos Agenda | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Visualising the race to build the world’s fastest supercomputers (Mohammed Hussein, Al Jazeera)

They are the most powerful machines on Earth, used in everything from investigating the best treatments for the coronavirus to uncovering the origins of the universe. Capable of performing quadrillions (the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros) of calculations per second, supercomputers are central in the global technology and information race – one […]

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Comparing U.S. and Chinese Contributions to High-Impact AI Research (Ashwin Acharya, Brian Dunn, CSET)

While the large and growing number of Chinese artificial intelligence publications is well known, the quality of this research is debated. Some observers claim that China is capable of producing a high quantity of AI publications, but lags in original ideas and impactful research. Even Chinese researchers occasionally criticize their country’s academic system for its lack […]

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Trends in AI Research for the Visual Surveillance of Populations (Ashwin Acharya, Max Langenkamp, James Dunham, CSET)

Progress in artificial intelligence has led to growing concern about the capabilities of AI-powered surveillance systems. This data brief uses bibliometric analysis to chart recent trends in visual surveillance research — what share of overall computer vision research it comprises, which countries are leading the way, and how things have varied over time. Trends in […]

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How countries are leveraging computing power to achieve their national artificial intelligence strategies (Samar Fatima, Gregory S. Dawson, Kevin C. Desouza, and James S. Denford, Brookings)

Using finely tuned hardware, a specialized network, and large data storage, supercomputers have long been used for computationally intense projects that require large amounts of data processing. With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, there is an increasing demand for these powerful computers and, as a result, processing power is rapidly increasing. As […]

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Cloud Italia, ok alla mozione di maggioranza: “Progetto sia sottoposto a vigilanza pubblica” (F.Me, CorCom)

La Camera dà il via libera al provvedimento che impegna il governo “ad adottare iniziative per assicurare che il Polo strategico nazionale sia sotto il controllo dell’Agenzia per la cybersicurezza per quanto concerne le modalità di trattamento e localizzazione dei dati strategici”. Più trasparenza su eventuale coinvolgimento, anche indiretto, di operatori extraeuropei Cloud Italia, ok […]

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Rethinking technology policy and governance for the 21st Century (Nicholas Davis, Landry Signé, and Mark Esposito, Brookings)

Today’s major technology firms wield huge social and political influence across the world to the point that their actions, and the content they host, is often seen as a direct challenge to national sovereignty and the norms and power structures that support states. In regions and countries as varied as Europe, China, the United States, Australia and Russia, governments are proposing […]