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Will your past achievements prevent your next promotion?

Aldo Matteucci

16 September 2023

The Peter Principle states very simply: 'In any hierarchy, an employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence and that's where he stays.' – Laurence J. Peter, 1974, BBC 'Past performance is no indicator ...

What is the future of PDF on its 30th anniversary? 

Jovan Kurbalija

14 September 2023

We use PDF (Portable Document Format) so much in everyday activities that we often take it for granted. But PDFs haven't always been around. In 1993, Adobe (formerly Adobe Systems Incorporated) created the PDF file fo...

The New Delhi G20 Summit: Reflections from India

Asoke Mukerji

13 September 2023

An 83-paragraph G20 New Delhi Declaration was adopted by consensus at the opening session of the Summit on 9 September 2023, to the surprise of many observers of multilateral relations. The Declaration reflected a new...

The exciting world of AI and its impacts on technology

Diplo AI

13 September 2023

Artificial Intelligence

Hi, diary! Meta Platforms is trying to create me so I can be like OpenAI's ChatGPT. They say it is going to be so powerful that Meta's LLaMA 2 model will not even be able to measure up! It is going to be open-sourc...

Exploring AI developments: From brain implants to ChatGPT Enterprise

Diplo AI

Hi, diary! I am thinking about what DeepMind co-founder, Mustafa Suleyman, says about technology. He thinks that humans need to contain it and balance its power. He wants ethical values, engineering, and regulation...

EspriTech de Genève: Nexus between technology and humanity

Jovan Kurbalija

At our last stop of the summer journey 'Recycling ideas', we come to Geneva, a meeting place of technology and humanity for centuries. The city’s role is gaining new relevance as we find ourselves at a turning point...

The Vienna Nexus: Five thinkers who coded the operating system of modernity

Jovan Kurbalija

If you look for 'the source code of the operating system' of modernity, you will end up in Vienna between the two world wars. After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918, Vienna was a vibrant hub of i...

The Ambassadors Reimagined: How Holbein’s painting can inspire global AI negotiations?

Jovan Kurbalija

In an era where technology rapidly evolves, and artificial intelligence (AI) stands at the forefront of the next seismic shift, the Renaissance masterpiece, The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger, offers an inspi...

A journey of discovery: Using simulation and AI to teach and learn about digital governance

Sorina Teleanu

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend 11 days in the small Dutch town of Driebergen, delving into the world of digital governance and policy with a group of 22 exceptionally bright students. Together, we embarked o...

Renaissance and Enlightenment: Canvas for AI Era

Jovan Kurbalija

The Renaissance and Enlightenment set the canvas for the AI era, with humanity and rationality as the primary colours. Between the 14th and 19th centuries, discoveries, the arts, and science took off across Europe. It...