Generative AI could have a disproportionate impact on female workers according to the International Labour Organization, a United Nations body. It warned clerical workers could be hit hard.
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UNESCO has called on schools to remove technology, such as smartphones, from classrooms unless they are absolutely necessary. It said technology was over-used and caused a significant distraction.
The member states of UNESCO have signed off on a document that outlines the proper ways in which artificial intelligence should be used so that it does not act as an impediment to people.
Xiaomi has released its 2020 sustainability report. It covers its impact on the environment as well as other issues such as how it worked to fight COVID-19 by donating medical supplies.
The UN and the UK have signed an agreement which promotes the safe and sustainable use of space. The UK has created an £85,000 fund to promote the agreement's guidelines around the world
U.S. Lawmakers wrote to Intel and Nvidia inquiring them about the export of their technology that has potentially been used by China to carry out surveillance of Uyghurs in Xinjiang region.
Microsoft has enhanced its set of offerings in the Learn Platform. Learn TV is a daily online program for developer discussion, while the Student Ambassadors Program is a peer community initiative.
The UN ITU has warned that children are being forced online by COVID-19 at an earlier age than their parents anticipated. It said that this leaves children vulnerable to harassment and bullying.
UNICEF has announced that it will now be accepting donations in the form of bitcoin and ether. This will be made possible through the organization's newly established Cryptocurrency Fund.
The two companies will be collaborating by releasing an app - Samsung Global Goals - and launching special edition accessories for the Note10 to raise donations for tackling global issues.
UNESCO has published a new report which highlights concerns over to the use of female voices for digital assistants by default. It has published issues and recommendations for addressing them.
Microsoft has launched AI for Humanitarian Action, a $40 million, five-year program meant to aid in various humanitarian efforts across the world with the help of artificial intelligence.
Scientists have discovered a possible hidden chamber inside the Great Pyramid by using muography, a technique based on particle physics. Also, a new record atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide.
The open letter to the United Nations had signatures from companies developing AI and robots around the world. These developers demand that autonomous weapons need to be regulated to avoid terror.
In a collaborative effort, Microsoft seeks to evolve the whack-a-mole approach to dealing with online terrorist content toward a proactive and automated means of identification.
The United States as well as a number of other countries, have said they will not sign a treaty that they feel will give too much control over the oversight of the Internet to the United Nations.
Reuters was hacked on Friday, with an account being hacked and used to spread misinformation about the situation in Syria, and specifically about the Free Syrian Army's movements.