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EU: Breaking up Big Tech not the answer

Washington, United States | AFP |  Breaking up the world’s tech titans is not the best way to counter their power, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Friday, while leaving room for that eventuality as a “last resort.” “There is a risk that with the network effects, even if we …

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`Russia’s most advanced robot’ turns out to be man

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When Russia’s annual “PROJECT” scientific forum in the city of Yaroslavl opened, the audience got to see Boris, a highly-advanced robot that major news channel Russia24 called “the country’s most modern robot”. Boris can reportedly walk and talk, do mathematical calculations and even dance, feats …

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COMMENT: What is threatening science?

Scientists in recent decades have felt increasingly compelled to oversell their research for funding COMMENT | JEREMY J.BAUMBERG | Scientific knowledge and technological innovation, as Yuval Noah Harariemphasises in hisbookSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, are among the key drivers of economic progress. Yet there is remarkably little reflection taking …

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ITC boosts Uganda’s tech companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Trade Centre, a joint cooperation agency of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and World Trade Organisation charged with the responsibility of development trade, has unveiled a new project aimed at increasing competitiveness of Uganda’s technology companies. Based in Geneva, …

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