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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the NATO Summit in Madrid.

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Hard Numbers: Turkish corruption probe, Shenzhen tech lockdown, costly Russian donation, giant pumpkin ride

5: Five Turkish opposition parties filed legal complaints to demand the state investigate allegations of corruption against allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party, which the judiciary has long been thought to be soft on. The claims were first made in May 2021 by Sedat Peker, a fugitive mafia boss-turned-whistleblower who went viral with his unhinged YouTube clips detailing dirt on the president and his buddies.

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COVID & War Highlight Need To Get More People Online | Vickie Robinson | Global Stage | GZERO Media

Want global equality? Get more people online

We think we live in a digital-first world — but there's no "digital" at all for 37% of the global population.

That's a big problem in today's economy, where you'll miss out on many opportunities for advancement if you're not connected. The digital divide is thus widening the equality gap.

Being offline "places an automatic limit on your ability to be productive and has major ramifications for our society," says Vickie Robinson, head of Microsoft's Airband Initiative to expand broadband access throughout the developing world.

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The AI Addiction Cycle | GZERO World

The AI addiction cycle

Ever wonder why everything seems to be a major crisis these days? For former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, it's because artificial intelligence has determined that's the only way to get your attention.

What's more, it's driving an addiction cycle among humans that will lead to enormous depression and dissatisfaction.

"Oh my God there's another message. Oh my God, there's another crisis. Oh my God, there's another outrage. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God," he says. "I don't think humans, at least in modern society where [we’ve] evolved to be in an 'Oh my God' situation all day."

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Eric Schmidt: We're Not Ready for What AI May Do to Us | GZERO World

Eric Schmidt: We're not ready for what AI may do to us

Artificial intelligence is a reality. But its future impact on us is a big question mark.

For former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the problem is that AI learns as it goes, a combination we've never seen before.

So, how will we co-exist with AI?

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Changing the AI Conversation | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Be more worried about artificial intelligence

As we spend more time online and looking at our screens, we're increasingly living in a digital world. But we don't always know who runs it.

Tech companies are writing the rules — through computer algorithms powered by artificial intelligence. The thing is, Big Tech may have set something in motion it doesn't fully understand, nor control.

On this episode of GZERO World, Ian Bremmer talks to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who believes we need to control AI before it controls us.

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Ian Bremmer Explains: Can We Control AI Before It Controls Us? | GZERO World

Can we control AI before it controls us?

COVID has accelerated our embrace of the digital world. The thing is, we don't always know who’s running it.

Instead of governments, Ian Bremmer says, so far a handful of Big Tech companies are writing the rules of digital space — through computer algorithms powered by artificial intelligence.

The problem is that tech companies have set something in motion they don't fully understand, nor control.

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Positive Changes in Cyber World for 2022 | Cyber In :60 | GZERO Media

Can political leadership prevent cyberattacks in 2022?

Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at Stanford's Cyber Policy Center, Eurasia Group senior advisor and former MEP, discusses trends in big tech, privacy protection and cyberspace:

What are the positive changes in 2022 that we might expect to see in the cyber world?

Well, my hope is that more awareness of the harms of cyberattacks and intrusions on people will lead to stronger political leadership towards better prevention and accountability. Because too often criminals or states that attack others for their own gains simply get away with it. Only when we appreciate that the digital realm is not a universe detached from our own lives, and that attacks lead to patients sent away at hospitals, to food not reaching grocery stores, or fuel not being available at gas stations, we see more political concern over the systemic weakness throughout the technological system and ecosystem. We use both in everyday, mundane context or in very sensitive ones.


The US and EU Further Trade and Technology Talks | Cyber In :60 | GZERO Media

The US and EU further talks on technology governance

Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at Stanford's Cyber Policy Center, Eurasia Group senior advisor and former MEP, discusses trends in big tech, privacy protection and cyberspace:

Hello, and welcome to the new Cyber In 60 Seconds. My name is Marietje Schaake, and you're finding me at the Democracy Forum in Athens. So, from my hotel room, I'm looking back at the Trade and Technology Council that took place in Pittsburgh this week.

For those who missed it, this gathering brought together high-level officials from the Biden administration and the European Commission. It was a long-anticipated meeting that was supposed to reach conclusions about a shared governance agenda for tech-related issues like AI, data, semiconductors, and foreign direct investments. But the Trade and Technology Council was also expected and hoped to mark a new start after very difficult years across the Atlantic. I think we all remember the years when President Trump was still in the White House. And thankfully, the August fallout and French anger did not end up pouring cold water over the events. Although, the general sentiment in Europe that the honeymoon weeks are over is widely shared.

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