Is artificial intelligence helpful or harmful?
03 September 2023 | 4:39 am
While artificial intelligence has many benefits, there are also drawbacks. The benefits of AI include efficiency through task automation, data analysis for informed decisions, assistance in medical diagnosis, and the advancement of autonomous vehicles.
19 Apr 2022
This week's Tech 24 is a special edition from the south of France, where the World AI Cannes Festival is taking place. Almost every sector is abuzz with talk of AI, and investment in the technology is through the roof. But will it change the world completely? Or will it simply keep providing useful tools for specific circumstances? Peter O'Brien went to the festival to find out.
28 Apr 2022
A state probe following the 2020 killing of George Floyd found that Minneapolis officers engaged in a "pattern or practice of race discrimination." The findings come days after Floyd's convicted killer filed an appeal.
4 Jun 2022
The apocalyptic idea of computer-run robots turning against the human race and taking over the planet is not something we should dismiss, but for now we should be celebrating and embracing the positive side of artificial intelligence (AI). That's the view of Professor Anthony Elliott, the author of a new book entitled "Making Sense of AI". He says AI currently does a lot of good, helping us for example in the fields of industrial robots and self-driving cars, as well as providing vital information for fighting pandemics such as Covid-19. However, he admits that with AI, "to some extent, we lose control over decision-making".
31 May 2022
Mehmet Daimagüler is Germany's first commissioner for combating discrimination against Sinti and Roma. He says ending such discrimination is a task for all Germans.
8 Jul 2022
Ferda Ataman brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the role of heading Germany's anti-discrimination office. But her nomination has triggered heated debate.
9 Jul 2022
Canada's government signed the most significant compensation agreement in its history in December 2021. After a nearly 15-year legal battle, the state will pay $40 billion for imposing racist and discriminatory practices on its child welfare system. The agreement, however, has been greeted by indigenous communities with caution, as confidence in Ottawa is weak.
20 Aug 2022
A total of 5,617 cases of discrimination were reported to the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency last year. Of these, a large portion were related to racial discrimination.
Judges in Luxembourg have ruled that employers cannot terminate contracts based on a person's sexual orientation. The European Court of Justice said a Polish court had made the wrong decision.
Nearly 800 kilometers (497 miles) from Libreville, Gabon, Pygmy people in Malondo town say they are victims of discrimination, and the community is being deprived of basic social services.
Viral photos appear to show a beached shark in the United States being rescued by local residents. But that is what the social media posts want people to think. The photos are actually fake, generated by artificial intelligence software, and their creator seemingly wants to take advantage of the confusion. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
"A challenge that European democracies are totally unprepared for." That was the reaction of one MEP to images that recently went viral on social media. The pictures, generated by artificial intelligence, purported to show French President Emmanuel Macron collecting rubbish, and former US president Donald Trump being arrested.
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The next Olympic host nation has been embroiled in a debate around head coverings, even though no high-level French athletes wear them. It has become an increasingly thorny subject in a number of sports.
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France's ambassador to Niger has left the country amid a deterioration of relations between the West African country's new military rulers and the former colonial power.
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Britain has given the go-ahead to the development of Rosebank in the North Sea. Located 130 kilometres northwest of the Shetland Islands, it's the largest untapped oil field in the UK and is estimated to contain up to 300 million barrels of crude. The government argues Rosebank will help bolster Britain's energy security, but environmental groups disagree. Plus, in a major blow to TikTok, Indonesia has banned trading of goods on social media platforms, saying it’s harming millions of physical retailers.
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The West African country's military government — which seized power from a different junta a year ago — said it has detained four people for attempting a coup.
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Hundreds of Russian soldiers have deserted, but many do not have passports and are trying to get to safety in the West for fear of extradition. DW spoke to three of them.