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Activists highlight some of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals in Lima, Peru (February 20, 2017). Marco Carrasco/Wikipedia

A new intelligence paradigm: how the emerging use of technology can achieve sustainable development (if done responsibly)

A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
A health system in Virginia stopped using the federal website after only a few days, complaining that it was slow and crashed. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The US government’s $44 million vaccine rollout website was a predictable mess – here’s how to fix the broken process behind it

The website has triggered random appointment cancellations and unreliable sign-ups. Only one contractor was deemed qualified to build it – and it wasn't a major tech company. We've seen this before.
In refugee camps, access to the internet means being able to connect to family, information and resources. (Shutterstock)

In refugee camps, access to internet supports research during the coronavirus pandemic

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, research in places like refugee camps can continue through mobile devices connected to the internet.
Facial recognition technology raises serious ethical and privacy questions, even as it helps investigators south of the border zero in on the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. (Pixabay)

As U.S. Capitol investigators use facial recognition, it begs the question: Who owns our faces?

We have unwittingly volunteered our faces in social media posts and photos stored in the cloud. But we've yet to determine who owns the data associated with the contours of our faces.

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