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  • [New] The Government Accountability Office would be required to study whether alternative communication systems could fully replicate the reach and effectiveness of AM broadcast radio for alerting the public to emergencies. DRGNews
  • [New] Indian companies are projected to invest a substantial amount of $108.05 billion in IT solutions in 2023, showcasing their strong commitment to leveraging new technologies and enhancing operations and customer service to unprecedented levels. Elets BFSI
  • [New] Sampling from a D-Wave quantum machine has a computational complexity that depends on the number of the involved physical qubits and the number of samples extracted, making it non-trivial to forecast the advantage the quantum computer would offer in the future. Nature
  • [New] A new EU law governing AI that takes effect in the spring of 2024 will classify AI systems and impose appropriate associated safeguards, including for transparency. JD Supra
  • [New] Generative AI and other technologies have the potential to automate work activities that absorb up to 70% of employees' time today. McKinsey & Company
  • [New] The North Korean state-sponsored actor known for Ryuk ransomware is deploying two new remote access trojans to target hospitals and health systems through a critical vulnerability affecting 24 products. Healthcare IT News
  • [New] A federated data platform will connect data and improve decisionmaking by bringing different systems together in one secure environment. Wired
  • [New] Researchers in the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology have used machine learning - a branch of artificial intelligence - to create a computer model that predicts future clean cooking landscapes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Loughborough University
  • [New] There's increasing demand for technologies, products and services that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a clean energy future. Politico
  • [New] As Central Asian countries receive systems that promise control over their citizens, Beijing in return gets data, leverage, and political influence, creating an effective model for control and repression that could be replicated in the South Caucasus, particularly in Georgia. Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • [New] Canada's largest network of research hospitals has appointed a chief artificial intelligence scientist to harness promising technology that has the potential to speed up diagnoses, improve and personalize patient care and shorten recovery times. The Globe and Mail
  • [New] Meta, which already uses encryption for WhatsApp messages, plans to introduce end-to-end encryption for Messenger and Instagram direct messages, citing technology re-enforced safety and security. Mint
  • [New] Meta, which already encrypts messages on WhatsApp, plans to implement end-to-end encryption across Messenger and Instagram direct messages, saying the technology re-enforced safety and security. MalaysiaNow
  • [New] Backed by the UN Secretary-General, the Early Warnings for All initiative is a groundbreaking effort to ensure that everyone on Earth is protected from hazardous weather, water, or climate events through life-saving early warning systems by the end of 2027. UNDP
  • [New] As technology advances and our understanding deepens, satellite observations will play a pivotal role in the global effort to combat climate change.
  • [New] Enrich Foods, LLC, a subsidiary of Columbia Grain International, will source certified climate-friendly rice that is sustainably farmed and harvested from US farms in collaboration with AgriCapture, a mission-driven technology company that tackles climate change using agricultural solutions. Baking Business
  • [New] The threat posed by magnetic mines has been a concern for navies around the world for decades, and efforts to develop effective mine countermeasure systems have been ongoing. International Defense Security & Technology
  • North Korea could provide badly needed munitions for Putin's war on Ukraine in exchange for sophisticated Russian weapons technology that would advance Kim's nuclear ambitions. The Independent
  • The boom in generative AI has created an opportunity for companies to round up workers and co-ordinate feedback to fine-tune generative AI technology for OpenAI, Google, Meta Platforms Inc. and others. The Globe and Mail

Last updated: 25 September 2023