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DiploNews – Issue 477 – 16 October 2023

🌐 Diplo and the GIP at IGF 2023 (8–12 October)

📝 Reporting
DiploAI and our experts have joined forces to provide high-quality reports from most IGF sessions. Read daily reports on our dedicated page, with the final IGF 2023 report coming soon! Read the reports here!

🚀 New initiative: IGF Knowledge for the Digital Future
Through this initiative, we will develop a tailored AI system for managing the vast IGF knowledge accumulated over the years, turning it into an easy-to-use public good (e.g. comparing IGF discussions, linking related topics, and facilitating an understanding of a subject matter). Visit the IGF Knowledge for the Digital Future page!

🎤 Diplo and GIP sessions
Diplo organised and participated in a number of sessions during IGF 2023. Find out more!

Diplo Academy upcoming courses and programmes

🎓 2024 MA in Contemporary Diplomacy (with internet governance specialisation)

Diplo is accepting applications for the 2024 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in internet governance, run in cooperation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations. The programme starts on 29 January 2024.

During 16 to 20 months of online study, the programme guides working diplomats, international relations professionals, and internet policymakers through the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy, with a focus on contemporary issues and challenges.

❗ Financial assistance available:

  • Diplo alumni are entitled to a 20% reduction in tuition fees.
  • Applicants from developing countries can be awarded a limited number of partial scholarships.
  • Maltese applicants can benefit from up to 70% off the fee in tax credits as part of the Get Qualified scheme.

For further information and to apply, please visit the MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy web page.

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❄️ Applications open! Winter 2024 online courses

Reserve your place in our popular winter course:

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 15 January 2024

For further information and to apply, click the course titles above or visit Diplo’s course catalogue.

Need financial assistance? Scholarships available!

Thanks to the support from the government of Malta, partial scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries to attend upcoming Diplo online courses. These scholarships cover 30%–60% of course fees and can be applied to most online courses in 2024. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

Blogs and publications

◆ IGF 2023: Grasping AI while walking in the steps of Kyoto philosophers

Join Dr Jovan Kurbalija on a journey through the philosophical heartland of Kyoto, where IGF 2023 was recently held! Explore Nishida Kitaro’s wisdom on AI, ethics, and human-machine interplay, and follow in the footsteps of Kyoto philosophers. Read the blog post.

◆ Prediction machines in international organisations: A 3-pathway transition

In his blog post, Yung-Hsuan Wu examines three pathways through which AI will influence or change UN-related issue domains, how organisations operate internally, and organisational outputs.

Spoiler alert: It’s more than just asking ChatGPT to do our bidding. Read the blog post.

◆ Twitter and diplomacy: A tool or just trouble?

The future of X’s diplomatic role might be hidden in Aldo Matteucci’s 2012 dissection of Twitter and diplomacy. Read the blog post to learn more.

◆ Digital Watch newsletter, Issue #83

In October’s Digital Watch monthly newsletter, you can read about:

  • Digital at UNGA 78
  • The EU’s digital and AI vision in 2023: Ursula von der Leyens’s address
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime: Key takeaways from the 6th session
  • Snapshot of what else is making waves in digital policy

Read Issue #83 of the Digital Watch monthly newsletter.

◆ DW Weekly

  • Weekly #130: US executive order on AI in sight | Countries concerned over AI risks | FCC proposes restoration of net neutrality rules | European Commission investigating Nvidia for possible antitrust behaviour
  • Weekly #131: The four critical technologies the EU will assess for risks: AI, advanced chips, quantum tech, biotech | Big Tech’s race for data to power AI | Kenyan lawmakers want to block Worldcoin | Amazon launches Kuiper test satellites

◆ AI at the forefront: Revolutionary changes from Google to OpenAI

In its latest blog post, DiploAI muses about the latest news from the world of artificial intelligence. Read the blog post.

Don’t miss…

◆ 4th AI Policy Summit

Diplo is honoured to once again serve as an organising partner for the 4th edition of the AI Policy Summit. This summit continues to foster a multistakeholder dialogue, bringing together leading experts to delve into the realm of public policy and societal engagement. The aim is to harness the benefits of AI, minimise its associated risks, and promote its wider adoption. Read more and register.

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