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09.10.2017

Third International Symposium: Big History and Global Evolution

Third International Symposium: Big History and Global Evolution

In the framework of the International Congress Globalistics 2017, organized by the Faculty of Global Studies of Moscow Lomonosov University, the Third International Symposium on Big History and Global Evolution was held from 26 to 28 September. Promoted by the Eurasian Center for Big History and System Forecasting and in… »

09.10.2017

The potential of human consciousness

The potential of human consciousness

Presentation by Fulvio De Vita, Member of the “Salvatorre Puledda” Centre of Studies*, in the Third International Symposium ‘Big History and Global Evolution’. Good morning everybody. First of all, let me thank the Eurasian Center for Big History and Forecasting, and Lomonosov University of Moscow for… »

23.09.2017

Big Data v Intentionality

Big Data v Intentionality

‘To err is human but to make a real mess you need a computer.’ Pressenza reported recently how algorithms used by social media were creating fake news without human intervention. Not the only cybercock up. ‘Instagram uses ‘I will rape you’ post as Facebook ad in latest algorithm mishap’:… »

01.09.2017

Jimmy Carter and the US-North Korean Treaty Halting North Korea’s Development of Nuclear Weapons

Jimmy Carter and the US-North Korean Treaty Halting North Korea’s Development of Nuclear Weapons

By William James Martin, Very little, almost nothing has been mentioned in the press or on TV about Jimmy Carter and his negotiation resulting in an agreement by the North Koreans, in 1994, to halt its nuclear weapons program and to put its facilities under international inspection – an agreement… »

21.08.2017

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

Demanding ban on killer robots, tech experts warn of opening “this Pandora’s box”

“Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” robotics and artificial intelligence experts warn by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams More than 100 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts published on Monday an open letter urging the United Nations to… »

30.07.2017

Fake news by algorithm

Fake news by algorithm

Today I opened my Facebook and discovered that two of my very good friends in another country were getting married. It seemed odd as they have been together for many years, they have grown up children and did not make any announcements. But the FB post looked genuine; there were… »

06.07.2017

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

How Long did it Take to Take this Photo?

I know it’s not correct to use an interrogative phrase in a title, but there is no other way to open this discussion. We need to open our minds by asking ourselves “How long did it take for human beings to be in capacity to take this photo?” A few… »

02.06.2017

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. New publication from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the extraction of uranium from phosphate fertilizers and how past events and current international trade practices clearly demonstrate that better-informed export controls and end-user processes are required.  A historical and often overlooked… »

28.05.2017

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th of May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in eastern Assam over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. PM Modi, who arrived in the morning hours from New Delhi, dedicated the new bridge to the nation and named… »

17.05.2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: an ancient route renewed

China’s Belt and Road Initiative revives history for modern trade, development and renewable energy across Asia Stretching thousands of kilometres, across mountains and deserts, the Silk Road holds a special place in history. Traversed by Marco Polo and named after one of its most precious goods, the trade route facilitated… »

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