Introduction to International Criminal Law Coursera

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About the Course -- From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world's leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom.


Why AI is about to make some of the highest-paid doctors obsolete - TechRepublic

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Radiologists bring home $395,000 each year, on average. In the near future, however, those numbers promise to drop to $0. Don't blame Obamacare, however, or even Trumpcare (whatever that turns out to be), but rather blame the rise of machine learning and its applicability to these two areas of medicine that are heavily focused on pattern matching, a job better done by a machine than a human. This is the argument put forward by Dr. Ziad Obermeyer of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Ezekiel Emanuel, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, in an article for the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the medical profession's most prestigious journals. Machine learning will produce big winners and losers in healthcare, according to the authors, with radiologists and pathologists among the biggest losers.


An end to ID theft? This facial recognition is so smart even twins can't fool it

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With, left, Estonian e-residency project head Kaspar Korjus, Veriff CEO Kaarel Kotkas: "There are some differences that a human eye could miss, but the algorithm won't." In the spring last year, Kaarel Kotkas was finishing his high-school studies at the Tallinn Secondary School of Science. Around that time he was approached by billion-dollar startup TransferWise, which has its development hub in Estonia. "We've heard great things about you. Could we meet up and discuss a few opportunities for cooperation?"


Munich shooter may have used Facebook post to lure victims, police say

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The gunman who murdered nine people at a Munich mall Friday may have attempted to lure young people to the scene of the crime with a fake Facebook post offering free food, authorities said Saturday. Many of the victims were young people, and the 18-year-old high school student wounded 27 others during his rampage before turning the gun on himself. The gunman, who had Iranian and German citizenship, may have tried to attract people to the mall's McDonald's restaurant prior to the shooting using a hacked Facebook account that offered free food, Robert Heimberger, president of the Bavarian state criminal agency, told a news conference. "[He] said he would treat them to what they wanted as long as it wasn't too expensive -- that was the invitation," Heimberger said, according to Reuters. This line of inquiry still needs to be verified, he added.


Gamified maths, AI & videos in primary school in Finland

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Teachers should use teaching methods that utilize technology in the most efficient way. During action research a motivating learning environment was developed, with a digital learning game and the flipped classroom pedagogy. The target group was first year pupils in a primary school. There were seventeen pupils in the class: nine of them were girls and eight were boys. The experiment was held during five weeks and there was one lesson per week.