Opinion | Hong Kong has a chance to shape AI based on its own values

Opinion | Hong Kong has a chance to shape AI based on its own values

Like any tool, AI is not neutral – it reflects its creators’ agendas and biases. Our collective goal should be to apply innovation towards major social priorities, not just solely for private motives driven by profit. Hong Kong must brace itself, as the approaching AI shift could unsettle swathes of roles spanning retail, construction and …

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Fast, affordable internet: A way out of the middle income trap – Academia

Fast, affordable internet: A way out of the middle income trap – Academia

or nearly three decades, Indonesia has wrestled with the middle income trap (MIT). From 1993 to 2022, despite rising per capita income, the archipelagic nation found it challenging to achieve high and sustainable economic growth. The 2025-2045 Long-term National Development Plan (RPJN) outlines two scenarios for Indonesia to escape the MIT over the next 20 years. …

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Womanium launches Global Quantum+AI Program 2024

Womanium launches Global Quantum+AI Program 2024

Insider Brief Womanium’s third Global Quantum+AI Program, running from June 3 to August 15, offers 60+ hours of live lectures, virtual lab tours, and sessions with industry leaders. Participants will tackle real-world projects with partners like Naval Nuclear Laboratory, Fraunhofer ITWM, and Classiq, with opportunities for paid fellowships. The program is open to all levels …

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As AI transforms the world, more universities teach the technology

As AI transforms the world, more universities teach the technology

St. Louis University assistant professor and researcher, Abby Stylianou, teaching a master’s level class called Artificial Intelligence MS Capstone on April 2, 2024, to a room full of students. Stylianou received her B.A. in Environmental Studies: Geoscience for Washington University in St. Louis and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  Zach Calder St. Louis University …

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Why smartphones bamboozle politicians – UnHerd

Why smartphones bamboozle politicians – UnHerd

My sister has two children, both toddlers. Like many stay-at-home mums, an important part of her day is going to the supermarket. I remember these times myself: me and my twin being plonked into our car seats, then sitting in Costa having a frothy milk while our exhausted mum glugged a 12-shot cappuccino, and finally …

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NSF invests $36M in computing projects that promise to maximize performance, reduce energy demands | NSF

NSF invests M in computing projects that promise to maximize performance, reduce energy demands | NSF

The U.S. National Science Foundation is awarding $36 million to three projects selected for their potential to revolutionize computing and make significant impacts in reducing the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of computers. Funding for the projects comes from the NSF Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program, an ambitious initiative that supports transformative research poised to …

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Gender disparity in computing education

Gender disparity in computing education

As we delve deeper into the digital age, the importance of computing education becomes increasingly evident. However, despite the growing demand for skills in this field, there persists a significant gender gap in computer science. Addressing the gender gap in computing is crucial not only for promoting diversity and inclusion but also for harnessing the …

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USask researchers to access one of the world’s most powerful quantum computers

USask researchers to access one of the world’s most powerful quantum computers

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan will have a unique opportunity to access one of the world’s most powerful machines, the quantum computer. Steven Rayan, director of the USask Quantum Research Centre, said the quantum computer is a whole new game in computing. “Quantum computer uses the …

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How can AI be used in education? From ABCs to SATs

How can AI be used in education? From ABCs to SATs

Jennifer Jolly  |  Special to USA TODAY ‘Go, Bills!’: AI robot delivers commencement speech at Buffalo college A private university opted to have an artificially intelligent robot named Sophia speak at their graduation ceremonies. When you hear “AI” and “schools” in the same sentence, you might think ‘Wait a minute, isn’t that how kids cheat …

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Worcester schools cellphone policy proposal: What to know

Worcester schools cellphone policy proposal: What to know

WORCESTER ― A new policy on cellphone, tablet and camera usage has been sent to the Worcester School Committee for consideration. The draft of the new policy says that cellphones, smartphones, tablets, earbuds and cameras are to be used in school for educational purposes only, at the discretion of the classroom teacher and building administrator. According to …

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