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SPECIAL TWO-PART SERIES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: (1) AI AND ITS IMPACT ON THE EU and US WORKFORCES »
AI is important because it has the potential to help humans become better at completing cognitive tasks, and to automate tasks that are currently difficult or impossible for humans to do. But AI’s control of information include privacy violations, creating anti-competitive environments, and behavioral manipulation by machine learning techniques that enable companies to exploit consumer biases vulnerabilities . This poses several challenges for policymakers.
Can’t Stop Binge Shopping? Take a Soul-Searching Look at the Impact of Wasteful Textile Production on the Environment! »
The global textile and clothing industry used 79 billion cubic metres of water in 2015, while the needs of the EU's whole economy amounted to 266 billion cubic metres. Textile production is estimated to be responsible for about 20% of global clean water pollution. And the fashion industry, 10% of global carbon emissions – more than international flights and maritime shipping combined.
A 3-year €21-million project. The most modern facilities of Madrid's entire subway network. A spectacular landmark marquee of translucent glass and steel. A Metro station that empathizes with passengers. An 8-storey building underground. Respecter of cultural heritage.
On 11 February of this year, Google has announced that it is making Malaga the headquarters of its Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. With a global scope, this will convert the southern Spanish city into one of the most important cybersecurity hubs in Europe. Quite a welcome shot in the arm for a country whose self-confidence is badly shaken by the collapse of its powerful Tourism industry as a result of the pandemic.
The world's largest mobile event is being held in Barcelona these days, 25 - 28 Febraury 2019! Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry, and incorporates a thought-leadership conference featuring prominent executives representing global mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors, and content owners. MWC Barcelona 2019 expects attendance to surpass 100,000 people from more than 200 countries across the globe.
Selective focus of Quadcopter drone on air
by Jack Wright
These buggers have all but made hand-held phone
"When Simone ordered a takeaway from local Turkish restaurant, using the Just Eat app, little did she know she was going to be the first person in the world to receive a takeaway food delivered by self-driving robot"