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Feb 28, 2024

How AI deepfakes threaten the 2024 elections

by Rehan Mirza, The Journalist’s Resource Last month, a robocall impersonating U.S. President Joe Biden went out to New Hampshire voters, advising them not to vote in the state’s presidential primary election.  The voice, generated by artificial intelligence, sounded quite real. “Save your vote for the November election,” the voice stated, falsely asserting that a

Feb 27, 2024

Deepfakes in South Africa: protecting your image online is the key to fighting them

ph. Deepfakes pose serious dangers. Arkadiusz Warguła/iStock Layckan Van Gensen, Stellenbosch University Leanne Manas is a familiar face on South African televisions. Towards the end of 2023 the morning news presenter’s face showed up somewhere else: in bogus news stories and fake advertisements in which “she” appeared to promote various products or get-rich-quick

Feb 26, 2024

Smart Cities Unveiled: The Future of Urban Living Today

In this episode of “News of the Week,” hosted by Mike, we delve into the transformative world of Smart Cities and their pivotal role in reshaping urban living. The podcast provides a concise yet comprehensive overview, starting with an introduction to the concept of smart cities, followed by an exploration of the cutting-edge

Feb 23, 2024

The Role of Public Lectures in Science Dissemination

Exploring the realm of science communication from the perspective of a journalist, delving into the significance of public lectures in disseminating scientific knowledge reveals a nuanced landscape where erudition converges with curiosity and proficiency intersects with accessibility. Public lectures serve as dynamic arenas where the demarcation between scholarly academia and the communal domain

Feb 21, 2024

AI-Fostered Ingenuity: Cultivating the Imagination of the Emerging Generation

In a period characterized by the ubiquitous presence of technology in almost every facet of human existence, ranging from modes of communication to methods of labor, it comes as no astonishment that artificial intelligence (AI) is progressively assuming a pivotal role in shaping creativity. The era where creativity was exclusively attributed to human

Feb 19, 2024

Digital Health: The Tech Transforming Healthcare

In this episode of “News of the Week,” host Mike explores the transformative impact of digital health technologies on the healthcare industry. From the convenience of telemedicine to the insights provided by wearable devices and the potential of artificial intelligence, the episode highlights how technology is revolutionizing healthcare delivery and management. Despite the

Feb 19, 2024

AI & EI: Shaping the Future Workforce

In an era briskly morphing under the influence of digital innovation, the confluence of artificial intelligence (AI) and emotional acumen (EI) emerges as pivotal in sculpting the workforce of tomorrow. With AI’s tendrils extending into every cranny of our existence, from automating vocational tasks to enhancing personal digital aides, engendering a cohort proficient

Feb 16, 2024

The Power of Storytelling in Scientific Communication

In the realm of scholarly discourse, particularly within the scientific community, the ability to communicate intricate ideas in a manner that is both engaging and comprehensible is paramount. The art of storytelling emerges as a pivotal strategy, creating a bridge between the arcane world of scientific exploration and the broader, public domain. This

Feb 15, 2024

Driving Change: How R&D Shapes New Technologies

Accelerating Evolution: The Paramount Importance of Research & Development in Forging the Technologies of Tomorrow In a period where the rapid progression of technology is quintessential for societal advancement, the criticality of Research & Development (R&D) is incontrovertible. Serving as the cornerstone for the genesis of future technologies, R&D endeavours are essential in