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Jun 5, 2023

Flexitarianism Is Rising — Along With Demand for Chicken

Only a third of U.S. consumers consider “climate-friendliness” when shopping at the grocery store, a new survey finds. Environmental sustainability lags far behind taste, price, healthfulness and convenience for the 11th year in a row, according to this year’s consumer research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC). The number of self-reported vegans

Jun 5, 2023

How AI could take over elections – and undermine democracy

An AI-driven political campaign could be all things to all people. Eric Smalley, TCUS; Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr; Taymaz Valley/Flickr, CC BY-ND Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University Could organizations use artificial intelligence language models such as ChatGPT to induce voters to behave in specific ways? Sen. Josh Hawley asked

Jun 5, 2023

Spanish elections: why devastating local losses to the right have forced socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez to call an early national vote

Pedro Sánchez announcing that next general elections in Spain will be held the 23rd of July, 2023. La Moncloa Juan Luis Manfredi, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha The local and regional elections that took place the 28th May have shaken up the political chessboard in Spain. The right-wing Partido Popular took the largest proportion

Jun 5, 2023

The Shoggoth

The podcast episode “The Shoggoth” investigates the rise of an unusual symbol in the AI industry. The Shoggoth, a character from H.P. Lovecraft’s science fiction work, has become a metaphor for the complex, unpredictable nature of AI systems. The episode explores how this creature, often depicted with a smiley face mask, embodies the

Jun 5, 2023

The Power of Giving: How Charities Are Making a Difference in Communities

In the ever-evolving society we inhabit, one constant remains – the human capacity for compassion and the desire to effect change. Charities embody this spirit of giving and altruism, serving as the lifeblood of communities worldwide. They are the unseen heroes, extending support and enriching lives, addressing diverse issues from poverty and education