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Good morning, this is Zelda bringing you all there is to know this week on Technology.

Our features will focus on building a better tomorrow, with an analysis of the future of internet governance in Geneva, the launch of the new version of the Digital Watch observatory and the use of AI in physics research.

And don't forget to join us live tonight at 6:30PM for the round table on the future of internet governance.

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Zelda Chauvet


Today’s reason for hope

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Female song is common among fairywrens, like this red-backed fairywren. Source: The Conversation.

Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science. Americans often idealize scientists as unbiased, objective observers. But scientists are affected by conscious and unconscious biases, just as people in other fields are. Studies of birds’ vocal behavior clearly show how research approaches can be affected by the people who do the work.

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Source: Fondation pour Genève/The Graduate Institute

Is the future of internet governance in Geneva? The COVID-19 pandemic led to a global crisis, with severe health and economic consequences. What emerged in the response to it was the importance of internet governance in mitigating its impact. And in the process, Geneva played its role. International Geneva is not only a historical hub for internet governance but can position itself as a major contributor to future issues, states a report published last week.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

The Digital Watch observatory rebooted. Issues surrounding internet governance are as complex and fast-moving as they are widespread. A new and updated service by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) hopes to address that by offering a one-stop-shop for everything related to digital policy. GIP, an initiative led by the Swiss authorities and operated by DiploFoundation, has launched a new version of the Digital Watch observatory (DW), an online tool targeting practitioners and diplomats working in the field.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Is AI helping research or compromising it? hen Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps with research, do AI’s limits compromise it? The question emerged earlier this month in The Wire – Science above a picture of one of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) detectors at CERN. One can’t help but wonder. Is AI really improving research, and if it does, how? The best way to know assess machine learning’s impact is to dive at the heart of algorithms with an expert.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here’s what else is happening

Image of the day

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Instagram: @atlasexperiment

Now that's how to make a group picture stand out. The integration team at CERN, the world's biggest particle physics laboratory, poses inside an End-cap Toroid, the huge doughnut-shaped structure pictured, before operation. Installed 100m underground, the toroids form part of the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

ATLAS Experiment (Instagram) (EN)

Next on the agenda

16 September | Online: Round table on the future of internet governance in Geneva. With the launch of the report "Geneva and Internet Governance", the Geneva Foundation and the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration are organizing a roundtable discussion with a panel of experts. The objective is to discuss the issues and challenges of internet governance and the role that Geneva could play in this area.

The Graduate Institute (EN)

17 September | Online: AI Ethics for Social Impact Sector. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of those technologies that can have a transformative impact on our ability to solve some of the toughest global challenges, like the refugee crisis, poverty, infectious disease outbreaks. The AI for Good Global Summit invites you to a webinar focused on the key AI ethics concepts and the ethical considerations related to the principle of Fairness.

AI for Good Global Summit (EN)

24 September | Online : Fighting against Online Hate Speech: What to Expect from Social Media Platforms. Calls for changes to the regulatory paradigm for content moderation on social media platforms have been growing recently. The webinar will present the recommendations and discuss more generally about the challenges of online hate speech and social media platforms.

The Digital Law Center (EN)

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