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WHAT'S NEXT?: There will be an increased demand for software and services that deliver intelligence, personalization, and specialization. Artificial intelligence could become a $15+ bn opportunity by 2025. Combining human and machine cognition for engagement decisions could yield the precision and reliability of automation without sacrificing the robustness and flexibility that humans bring. The first effect of machine intelligence will be to lower the cost of goods and services that rely on prediction.

  • [New] The UAE is committed to ensuring its youth population has a solid foundation of high-quality education and training to learn the skills that will make them future industry leaders. SNC Lavalin
  • [New] 40% of financial institutions in APAC plan to significantly increase investment in big data, 37% expect to significantly increase spending on machine learning, and 34% are targeting ledger technologies such as blockchain. The Asian Banker
  • [New] Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, and 5G will be the most important technologies in 2022. SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network
  • [New] Ready or Not: The Coming Challenges of Cities Use of Artificial Intelligence In the coming years more cities will be adopting AI and machine learning technologies to manage virtually every aspect of their operations including policing, housing, transportation, and public health. MIT Events
  • [New] At the intersection of regional and industrial policy, clusters and their place-based approach make Interreg Europe projects the ideal space for policy learning and showcasing how clusters can support SMEs in their green and digital tranformations through cross-border initiatives. Interreg Europe
  • [New] The world of work is experiencing deep fears and trauma related to workers being displaced by automation, artificial intelligence, and pure skill misalignment. Getting Smart
  • [New] Western officials have confirmed that NATO allies are stepping up intelligence sharing with Ukraine, in hopes that a better understanding of the rising threat will help Kyiv better prepare and better deter Moscow. The New York Times
  • [New] 48% have deployed AI and machine learning technologies within their businesses, or are planning to do so within 2022. Tech Monitor
  • [New] Around the world, young people are driving change and claiming fundamental freedoms and rights; improving conditions for them and their communities; as well as opportunities to learn, work and participate in decisions that affect them. SDG-Education 2030
  • [New] Oxagon is being touted as the world first fully automated port and integrated logistics hub that will make use of robots and AI. FutureIoT
  • [New] The United States should seriously consider how a collapse of the Afghan education system could undermine decades of investment and leave a generation of children without access to learning, in direct contradiction to the United States' stated concerns for Afghans over the past 20 years. Just Security
  • [New] There is growing global pressure to introduce binding rules for AI practices like social scoring and facial recognition in public places that are seen to endanger human rights and civil liberties. Politico
  • [New] An improved Australian understanding of Japan will help both countries work together in managing the big geopolitical, economic and social impacts of critical and emerging technologies, including 5G, 6G, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. The Strategist
  • [New] ISRO will be harnessing Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Big data analysis to make better use of data from satellites, in order to cater to the understanding of earth's resources.
  • [New] As we move into mirror worlds, as Things That Think begin to think harder and more seamlessly, as AI and federated learning begin to populate our worlds and thinking and behaviors - digital spaces will transform. Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
  • [New] AI as a common good for Africa, gender equality and marginalized groups: The basis to build When schools were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital technologies were the crucial lifeline for accessing distance learning opportunities. UNESCO
  • [New] Test-drive next-generation AI infrastructure to accelerate time to insight NetApp, NVIDIA, and Fujitsu offer AI practitioners the opportunity to test-drive next-generation AI infrastructure. y IDC Custom Solutions
  • [New] New technologies-including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and shared online environments - already provide opportunities to explore new forms of social interaction and sexual fulfillment. Medical Xpress
  • [New] Educational disruption due to prolonged closure of schools across the globe will not only have alarming effects on learning loss but also poses threat to gender equality. The Hindu

Last updated: 30 November 2021