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The Weeknd Delivers 4 Million Meals to Gaza

With seven No.1 songs on the charts, The Weeknd has just scored another hit . He has donated $2.5 million to the United Nation’s World Food Programme, more commonly known as WFP. This was done through his XO Humanitarian Fund. This amount will ensure that 173,000 Palestinians have meals for two weeks. Abel Tesfaye (his […]

Pope comments on AI. Why it matters

In what should come as no surprise to anyone, the Vatican has voiced its concerns about AI. Commenting on its ‘disruptive possibilities and ambivalent threats’ Pope Francis urges caution and responsibility. ‘Pope comments on AI’ is hardly an explosive exposé, but a quick character study of the man behind the caution will reveal that his […]

AI Finally Gets Security Council’s Attention

The fifteen-member United Nations Security Council sat on Tuesday to talk about Artificial Intelligence. This was the first time we find the UN discussing AI. In fact, it’s the first time a multi-regional conference has been held about the mounting concerns of this powerful technology.  AI is about to become “a runaway horse”, according to […]

Sanctions and Workarounds: How a Country Stabilizes Itself

Sanctions are a form of punishment that can have a significant impact on a country’s growth and stability, with their effects extending beyond the targeted areas. In this article, we will address how the scrutiny of politics promotes technology. So, let’s talk sanctions and workarounds. Deprivation is often seen as the mother of innovation, and […]

Explainer - The Business of Water: No One-Size-Fits-All Approach

The United Nations wants to get people talking in New York this week about investing in safe water, sanitation and hygiene, which it describes as “the most basic human need for health and wellbeing”. Puzzles remains over how best to count the financial, social and environmental costs and benefits of water, but many investors now […]

UN affirms cyberattack on its network

The United Nations (UN) confirmed on Thursday that earlier this year, its secure computer networks underwent a cyberattack targeting a bundle of critical data to target agencies within the intergovernmental organization, according to Bloomberg.  Hackers managed to secure in their pockets data from the UN’s internal system since April by simply wielding an employee’s login credentials […]