New App Launched For People With Vision Problems

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Photo by ThisisEngineering on Unsplash A new app to help charities and voluntary organisations protect staff and volunteers working in the community has been developed thanks to a partnership between a leading sight loss charity and PwC. Fife-based charity Seescape worked with the global consultancy firm to produce the app through the Scottish Tech Army initiative. The project…

Computer Games Attract Russian Propaganda

Cybersport is not out of politics: “Games of the Future” as a way of spreading propaganda messages to young people. Russia has repeatedly used sports and art for political purposes. Cybersport is no exception. By organising cybersport events, the Russian authorities not only want to show the world that they are not internationally isolated but…

Speeding Up Fibre Across Europe

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Photo by Umberto on Unsplash Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU Member States have agreed on the EU-Gigabit Infrastructure Act. This is a new law which seeks to speed up the expansion of fibre connections across Europe. The move has been welcomed by some but not so by others. Centre right MEP Angelika Winzig,  the lead negotiator…

EU Artificial Intelligence Act

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Photo by Soundtrap on Unsplash The 27 EU Member State governments have voted unanimously in favour of ‘The EU Artificial Intelligence Act’.  This is seen as key legislation for the global music industry.  It aims to play a role in ending serious ongoing alleged malpractices such as the illegal acquisition of the world’s music to train what are…

Advanced Technology for Marine Rescue

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Photo by Neil Mark Thomas on Unsplash TEKEVER, the European leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), has confirmed the successful deployment of a lifeboat from its AR5 drone as part of a search and rescue exercise. This was conducted by the Italian Coast Guard  in partnership with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). With fully automatic operation, sensors on…

CleanCloud Research

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Photo by eberhard 🖐 grossgasteiger on Unsplash A new research project funded by the EU to the tune of €10m will explore how “aerosol-cloud interactions” impact climate and extreme weather events. The initiative will also investigate the Paris Agreement’s success in limiting global warming. The project, called CleanCloud and funded under the Horizon Europe programme, is coordinated by Ulas…

Hiroshima AI Process

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Photo by Maximalfocus on Unsplash The EU Commission said it welcomes Monday’s agreement by G7 leaders on International Guiding Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a voluntary Code of Conduct for AI developers under the “Hiroshima AI process.” President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was among those who subscribed to the G7 leaders’ statement issued by the 2023 Japan G7 presidency….

Baku Hosts Astronautical Exhibition

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Photo by Mohammad Wasim on Unsplash An exhibition has been organized as part of the 74th International Astronautical Congress. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their son Heydar Aliyev attended the opening of the exhibition. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony symbolizing the opening of the exhibition, the attendees familiarised themselves with the…

Iliana Ivanova New EU Commissioner for Research

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Photo by noaa on Unsplash The European Parliament has approved the appointment of Iliana Ivanova (Bulgaria) as Commissioner for innovation, research, culture, education and youth. She was voted in by 522 MEPs voting in favour with 27 against and 51 abstained. On 5 September, the Industry, Research and Energy Committee and the Culture and Education…