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Scientists using AI to see how COVID-19 might evolve to prepare for future variants

Wellington, New Zealand | Xinhua | A team of international researchers has developed a high-tech method to explore the possibilities of how the COVID-19 virus could evolve to prepare for future coronavirus variants using Artificial Intelligence (AI). University of Waikato researcher William Kelton has been working with international partners from Switzerland’s …

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China’s Digital Silk Road solution to corruption in Africa: AU experts

Gaborone, Botswana | Xinhua | African countries have been urged to take full advantage of China’s Digital Silk Road program and employ artificial intelligence in their quest in detecting and subsequently shutting down corruption, experts observed. “Digital Silk Road is well positioned to help African nations deal with corruption through the …

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Success of nations depends on technology: Nokia CEO

Helsinki, Finland | Xinhua | Nokia’s CEO expressed concern on Thursday about the slow outreach of the 5th generation mobile network (5G) and artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, and warned against excessive regulation. The success of nations in the future will depend on technology, said Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of the …

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Will Covid accelerate productivity growth?

Sluggish productivity growth appears paradoxical given advances in digital and artificial intelligence COMMENT | DALIA MARIN | Since the mid-2000s, productivity growth in advanced economies has been anemic. Average annual productivity growth in the United States from 2005 to 2016 was just 1.3%, less than half of the 2.8% annual …

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Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria | THE INDEPENDENT | Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains …

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EU seeks AI champions: Five things to know

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | From translation apps to facial recognition, artificial intelligence is becoming a major part of everyday life and the European Union is eager to bring order to this digital “wild west” where the US and China dominate. On Wednesday, key Brussels officials will unveil ideas to regulate …

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Workers should prepare for robotics takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Technology experts are calling on government and training institutions to prepare the next generation of the workforce for an aggressive world of robotics and artificial intelligence machines. They say without taking a deliberate policy to skill the next generation of workers, robots and machine …

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Samasource opens Kampala centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | USA firm Samasource has opened its Kampala centre which will see the technology firm train young people to become artificial intelligence data analysts. The centre located off Kanjokya Street in Kamwokya was opened. The company, which has had an outlet in Gulu since 2012, says …

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Instagram rolls out new features to counter bullying with AI

  Washington, United States | AFP | Instagram will introduce new features aimed at curbing online bullying, the Facebook-owned platform announced Monday, as social media giants face increased scrutiny over the harassment faced by many users. There have been growing calls around the world for greater oversight of platforms like Facebook …

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