Bring in AI into classrooms
Artificial Intelligence has become such a topic of debate, with developments progressing faster than ever. We have made incredible leaps in the pursuit of further automation, and the UAE is right at the fore.The government have mapped out a plan for AI integration across transport, health and space, with a target to achieve specific objectives by 2071. The UAE was also the first in the world to appoint a government minister dedicated to AI, and has already started rolling out AI programmes, such as the CCTV network ‘Oyoon’ - credited with hundreds of arrests - and facial recognition software a...
Thai big media forced to rethink unwritten rules
With the rise of the student-led pro-democracy movement, the topic of the monarchy, which was once a taboo, now has more space in public discussion.Social media has set a new standard of freedom of speech and a number of netizens have dared to break the tradition without fearing the harsh penalties of the lese majeste law, which could theoretically see them slapped with three to 15 years in prison.But things have hardly changed in the Thai mainstream media which mostly applies self-censorship. Early last month, human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa brought up his demand for reform of the monarchy du...
The Bangkok Post
'Blackbird:' A star-studded family drama tackling a difficult topic
Every now and again, an incredible film about a family get-together will come along, from innovative dramas like "Festen" to memorable comedies like "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Meet the Parents".With its star-studded cast and life-affirming material, "Blackbird" from "Notting Hill" director Roger Michell may well go down in history as such a film.You laugh, you cry and the you laugh again as you watch seven members of a family and a close friend all cooped up in a house by the sea.It's a gorgeous setting for the saddest events as the family has come to bid their farewells to the main ch...
Phil Skokowicz shares his inputs on how you can be financially stable ami
Before we delve deeper into the topic, it is worth mentioning that Phil is a renowned financial advisor.Phil Sokowicz decided to share his insights about life insurance policies that play a vital role in the latter part of people’s lives. With a global lock-down and quarantine in effect, the pandemic has made people anxious about the future and their investments.According to Phil, we mustn’t let fear drive our decisions in times like this. We may feel like most things are out of our hands right now, but there are also many things that we can control. Phil shares his insights to help people cop...
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Vahe Gregorian: Saying 'shut up and play' touches on deeper issues. Here's why it's time to let that go.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Before the momentous dividing line of 2020 with its synergistic upheaval of pandemic and social awakening, the latest brutal act of racial injustice in the spotlight typically would have been a fleeting and grudgingly tolerated topic in the world of sports in America.It’s a country, after all, where coaches and athletes who express a sentient view are apt to hear “shut up and dribble,” or “stick to sports,” and get that approximate message from their owners and coaches behind the scenes.A place where saying “Black Lives Matter” is twisted to be controversial in certain circl...
The Kansas City Star
US election shamelessly exploits Xinjiang topic: Global Times editorial
Xinjiang. File photo: VCGUS media quoted anonymous officials as saying that the Trump administration is "weighing formally labeling China's brutal repression of ethnic Muslim minority Uighurs a 'genocide.'" The campaign of Democratic challenger Joe Biden soon issued a similar statement.Both Trump and Biden have just been formally nominated by their parties as the presidential candidates and their campaigns have been competing over which side is tougher on China. This time, right after the Trump administration revealed it would toss out a new anti-China agenda, Biden's team immediately followed...
Basic video skills for the new normal
This week, we yield our column to Jag Garcia, our resource person on creativity and innovation. He will enlighten us on a topic that is suddenly relevant to us all during the pandemic.Why is it important for your team to learn video production skills? Three words: Death by Zoom. Social distancing and work from home have forced us to leverage on teleconferencing platforms—basically a video medium. It may be fine to look dark and dreary while on a video call with your mom, but when you report to your bosses you need to look presentable. This means you need to know and understand the fundamentals...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Financial Literacy and Student Loans: A Complex Relationship
Given the fragile state of the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, there’s been some renewed emphasis placed on financial literacy. It’s always been important to have a general understanding of finances in order to stay afloat, but it’s, perhaps, never been more crucial. This tenet also undoubtedly applies to student loans; a topic that’s been a big point of discussion throughout the country over the last several months.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreIn order to understand more clearly Americans’ level of financial knowledge and how it relates to student loans and demograph...
‘Let’s Talk Oppa’: a podcast that seeks to understand ‘oppa’
Sex is the topic of the very first episode of my podcast, “Let’s Talk Oppa.” Or to be accurate, how you subtly invite someone to do the nasty. In Korean.There’s an inside joke that K-drama fans share. Whenever ramen is offered to the lead character, we collectively hold our breaths and wait for an answer. Will it be rejected or accepted?In K-dramaland, they often really end up just eating instant noodles at a convenience store or freshly made ramen cooked in a tin pot at home. But the double meaning doesn’t go unnoticed— that the invitation to have ramen is an invitation to have sex.Some drama...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
COVID-19: Dispelled Rumors Online
What was the most trending topic during the past few months?It's COVID-19.Again, who has catched the worldwide attention in the senario of international relations?It's COVID-19."Wuhan virus", "made-in-China virus"...COVID-19 has been entitled quite a few weird or even offensive names by some opinion leaders from the international community.So what kinds of claims are true to COVID-19 and what basic facts shall we bear in mind when talking about this global pandemic crisis? Let's get a look at the video above.