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Book Review: Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror, 1817-2020 by Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb
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Gutenberg’s moving type propelled Europe towards the scientific revolution
The smartphone, internet and social media are reshaping economies and society in the 21st century on a par with Johannes Gutenberg’s revolutionary invention of the printing press six centuries ago. That machine brought automation, competition and mass production to the world of information, with enormous consequences for people’s daily lives. In this fascinating and insightful historical analysis, economist Jeremiah Dittmar and data scientist Skipper Seabold report on the profound changes wrought by the printing press and cast them as precedents for the scope of the digital transformation taking place in the 2000s.
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Closing the AI gap: How small news publishers can benefit
Artificial Intelligence technologies such as automation are already having an impact on journalism, especially in large news organisations with the resources to acquire and adapt the data and softw…
Want to make an impact on climate change? Focus on elections.
Choosing individual actions for climate change can take many forms. Drawing on an analysis of elections and their impact on climate policy, offset against other forms of climate action, Seth Wynes …
Long read: Which groups will suffer most as a consequence of Brexit?
Expert consensus has it that Brexit will hurt the United Kingdom’s economy in the near term, and British industries and communities that trade extensively with the European Union will feel the most pain. According to economist Kitty Stewart in this discerning review, the government must step in to aid the regions and sectors expected to experience the worst effects of Brexit. UK residents, whether in the leave or remain contingents, along with policy experts and regulators on both sides of the Channel, will appreciate the insights of this cogent study.
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