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Human values for artificial intelligence

It remains impossible to predict all the ways AI will reshape human lives and civilisation COMMENT | Ana Palacio | This may be the year when artificial intelligence transforms daily life. So said Brad Smith, President and Vice Chairman of Microsoft, at a Vatican-organised event. But Smith’s statement was less a prediction …

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Sleepwalking on Megathreat Mountain

How current intellectual and cultural climate forebodes the madness in the great interwar novel, The Magic Mountain COMMENT | Nouriel Roubini | A host of interconnected “megathreats” is imperiling our future. While some of these have been long in the making, others are new. The stubbornly low inflation of the pre-pandemic period …

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The Entebbe International Airport I know

✳ The 10 airports with the worst reputations Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport, Venezuela Port au Prince Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Haiti Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan Ho Chi …

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Scaling Diaspora remittances

How to move conversations from the recent U.S. Africa Leaders Summit by the Biden administration into Action COMMENT | Almaz Negash | With a median age of 20 years and 60 percent of the population under 25, Africa is the youngest continent in the world and holds the future. Projections show that …

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Dominic Ongwen’s trial

How the case of a former child soldier at the ICC exposed weaknesses in international criminal law COMMENT | Clare Frances Moran | Guilt and innocence are rarely clear-cut, even in the most heinous of crimes. The recent appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shines a light …

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Rescuing economic growth

In Highly Indebted countries, it might require a combination of deeper debt reduction and longer time COMMENT | Dani Rodrik, Reza Baqir, and Ishac Diwan | This year may prove devastating for the developing world, as more and more countries find themselves engulfed in debt crises. Several (Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Russia, Suriname, …

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