Thursday, 22nd February 2024


4 days ago
As people continue to turn to artificial intelligence for romance, new research suggests that almost every romantic AI companion disregards your privacy, and could be selling your data. We take a closer look in this edition of Tech 24.
10 Feb
Jakarta (AFP) – On a typical workday, Vinanda Febriani starts her morning in Indonesia scrolling on her phone. But her goal is slightly different than most Gen Zers -- she is scanning for disinformation posts.
7 Feb
Fake ads and TV news interviews are going viral on social media, used as advertisements promoting apps and games to get rich quick. The faces of several celebrities like Ed Sheeran, Kylian Mbappé and news presenters from around the world are being distorted by AI deepfakes – including our own here at FRANCE 24. Vedika Bahl takes a deeper dive into these invented interviews in this edition of Truth or Fake.
28 Jan
This week we bring you two conversations from the World Economic Forum in Davos. The rise of artificial intelligence and the green transition are two of the most pressing issues of our day.
20 Jan
In just a few weeks' time, the very first news channel powered by generative AI will start broadcasting news bulletins. The goal of Channel One News is to bring personalised bulletins to the public, depending on their news interests and preferred presenters. There will be real but also AI-generated anchors – avatars based on real people who are paid for the use of their image.
16 Jan
The IMF assessed the potential impact of AI on the global labor market and found that, in most cases, AI is likely to worsen overall inequality. IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva urged policymakers to tackle this "troubling trend" and proactively take steps "to prevent the technology from further stoking social tensions."
15 Jan
The annual meeting takes place against the backdrop of wars in Gaza and Ukraine, an AI revolution, a cost-of-living crisis and an ever-changing climate.
27 Dec
Several people were killed and many more are missing in eastern Congo after a landslide hit a cabin where a group of miners was sheltering, sweeping it into a river.
18 Dec
Is Washington's patience wearing thin? It all started on Tuesday, when Israel's prime minister issued a video address in Hebrew. Within hours, Joe Biden had reacted, first at a fundraiser where he called on Netanyahu to sack his far-right coalition partners, then at a White House Hanukkah ceremony where the US president called on Israel to stop its "indiscriminate" bombing of civilians in the Gaza Strip.
7 Dec
The use of artificial intelligence in the EU will be regulated by the AI Act, the world’s first comprehensive AI law. Find out how it will protect you.
3 Dec
Experts say artificial intelligence could benefit African health care systems, but only if those benefits are retained in the region and involve governance.
29 Nov
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani says the country is poised to take its position in the Artificial Intelligence space with the launch of an AI fund and targets the kickoff of the first set of 100 jobs in Lagos. Speaking with CNBC Africa, he notes the recently launched Portal to fast track the implementation of the Nigeria Startup Act aims to ensure proper labelling of start-ups.


6 hours ago
In the last ten years, the number of Catholic churches across Germany has been dwindling. What does this mean for the faithful?
6 hours ago
If the United Nations agency responsible for aiding Palestinians collapses from lack of funding, the economic and political impact will be felt far beyond Gaza.
6 hours ago
A German bank is making negative headlines for its investments in US commercial property. While many European banks have avoided these assets on a grand scale, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has embraced them. What comes next?
7 hours ago
The leader of Pakistan's parliamentary kingmaker party has said a coalition government will go ahead, with key posts expected to be filled within days.
7 hours ago
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius described the frigate's Red Sea deployment as the German Navy's "most dangerous" mission in decades. But he also stressed its defensive nature, limited to intercepting Houthi strikes.
8 hours ago
Former Barcelona and Brazil soccer player Dani Alves has been found guilty of raping a woman in a nightclub. The 40-year-old was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and ordered to pay €150,000 to the victim by a court in Spain.