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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

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    Joschka Fischer, Philippe Legrain, Mark Leonard, Daniela Schwarzer

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Feb 23, 2024 Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.

  4. Which AI Risks Matter?
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Feb 23, 2024 Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.

  5. Europe Must Defend Itself
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.
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    James Livingston asks whether those at the commanding heights of today's economy are steering us toward feudalism or fatuousness.
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    The Rise of Consumer Crypto

    Steve Kaczynski & Scott Duke Kominers detail a wide range of business uses for non-fungible tokens and other blockchain-based technologies.
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    Robert Skidelsky on Keynes, AI, the future of work, and more

    Robert Skidelsky argues that the best way to secure supply chains is peace, highlights three grave risks posed by artificial intelligence, challenges the notion that science and religion should be regarded as opposites, and more.
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    The Fog of War Crimes

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Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    The Case for Mission-Driven Climate Finance

    Bogolo Kenewendo argues that Africa has the ideas, ambition, and capacity to implement green solutions – just not the funding.
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