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Earthquake survivors search for loved ones in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

Al Jazeera

Tnirte, Morocco – Abdel Abed is watching the other villagers digging. When one of them gets tired, he scrambles down and takes over. It has been five days since the magnitude 6.8 earthquake ripped through the mountainous regions around Marrakesh, Morocco, and Abed's daughter, nine-year-old Shaima, is still buried under the rocks. Abed still hopes she may be alive, a family member explains, and he works with almost robotic energy as excavation efforts continue in Tnirte in the High Atlas Mountains. His wife was pulled dead from the rocks yesterday.

BuzzFeed is using AI to write SEO-bait travel guides - The Verge


You can see the full list of travel articles from BuzzFeed's "Buzzy" AI tool right here. Right now, there are 44 posts covering destinations like Morocco, Stockholm, and Cape May, New Jersey. The articles are "written with the help of Buzzy the Robot (aka our Creative AI Assistant) but powered by human ideas," BuzzFeed says on Buzzy's profile. The top of each story I've seen includes a line noting that an article was "collaboratively written" by a human and Buzzy.

AI for Africa, by Africa: A Call to Action for Inclusive and Ethical Artificial Intelligence Policies (1) - Institute of ICT Professionals, Ghana


From South Juba to Entebbe, from Marrakesh to Accra, on the cusp of technology in Africa, the need for responsible AI development and ethical data practices has never been more pressing. As technology continues to advance and shape the global economy, Africa is taking steps toward positioning itself as a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Investments and innovations in AI are on the rise across the continent, with a growing number of countries beginning to develop policies and strategies to harness the power of this transformative technology. Although only a few countries have officially adopted AI strategies and policies, many more are actively working towards defining their AI policies. As philosopher and economist Amartya Sen noted, 'Development requires the removal of major sources of unfreedom that leave people with little choice and little opportunity of exercising their reasoned agency.'

This Algorithm Could Ruin Your Life


It was October 2021, and Imane, a 44-year-old mother of three, was still in pain from the abdominal surgery she had undergone a few weeks earlier. She certainly did not want to be where she was: sitting in a small cubicle in a building near the center of Rotterdam, while two investigators interrogated her. But she had to prove her innocence or risk losing the money she used to pay rent and buy food. Imane emigrated to the Netherlands from Morocco with her parents when she was a child. She started receiving benefits as an adult, due to health issues, after divorcing her husband. Since then, she has struggled to get by using welfare payments and sporadic cleaning jobs.

Funding match made in the cloud


Looks like it's not just teachers and professors who are worried about ChatGPT. Last week, investment bank JP Morgan announced it was cracking down on the use of OpenAI's AI-powered chatbots as part of restrictions imposed around third-party software. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are also restricting the use of ChatGPT by employees. IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services is a little more optimistic, saying generative AI platforms like ChatGPT will create an "AI co-worker" and not replace jobs. The Microsoft-backed software, for sure, is not going anywhere.

Kenya ranked fifth in Africa on AI readiness - Business Daily


Kenya has been ranked fifth in Africa on the government's readiness to implement Artificial Intelligence. Kenya has been ranked fifth in Africa on the government's readiness to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the delivery of services to the public, a new global survey shows. The 2022 edition of the annual Government AI Readiness Index released by Oxford Insights shows Kenya's overall score of 40.36 percent placing it behind Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco. Globally, Kenya was ranked position 90 as countries prepare the ground for disruption expected from the new technology. On the technology sector pillar that examines the availability of requisite skills to enable AI adoption, the country posted a dismal score of 28.76 percent which is below the world average of 35.17 percent.

Screenwriters: How to use ChatGPT to Cause Trouble


Select somebody's not-too-recent and excellent screenplay PDF you love. Check it has a proper synopsis in Wikipedia. Decide a new title, location, and a new bunch of characters (where they're from, their genders, etc). For example, CASABLANCA set in Futuristic Shanghai. Say to ChatGPT something like "Re-write the following story but set in your setting and with the main character etc etc", then afterward copy the Wikipeda synopsis in.

Korea to have 30% of businesses utilize AI technologies by 2030


Korea plans to have 30 percent of local companies adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technologies by 2030 to beef up competitiveness of local industries, the industry ministry said Friday.

World Cup predictions: How many games did our AI get right?

Al Jazeera

World Cup 2022 produced incredible football. At the start of the tournament, Al Jazeera introduced Kashef, our artificial intelligence (AI) robot, to crunch the numbers and predict the results of each game. After every day of action, Kashef downloaded the day's data and compared it with more than 200 metrics, including the number of wins, goals scored and FIFA rankings, from matches played over the past century, totalling more than 100,000 records, to see who was most likely to win the following day. The group stages from November 20 to December 2 were not very kind to Kashef, who erred on the side of caution and failed to foresee any of the many major upsets. The good news for us sentient beings is that every time Kashef got it wrong, we were treated to a feast of World Cup magic, including Saudi Arabia's stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina, Morocco's 2-0 defeat of Belgium and Tunisia's 1-0 win over 2018 champions France.

Croatia vs Morocco third-place predictions: World Cup 2022

Al Jazeera

Croatia take on Morocco for the third-place playoff at World Cup 2022. Saturday's game will be the second encounter between the Atlas Lions and 2018 runners-up at this year's World Cup in Qatar. Their opening group match ended in a goalless draw. Kashef, our artificial intelligence (AI) robot, has analysed more than 200 metrics, including the number of wins, goals scored and FIFA rankings, from matches played over the past century to see who is most likely to win on Saturday. Prediction: Morocco's dreams of reaching the World Cup final were dashed after a 2-0 loss to France in the semifinal.