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DiploNews – Issue 487 – 15 March 2024

Diplo Academy upcoming courses and programmes

🌼 Applications open! Diplo’s 2024 spring online courses

Register now to reserve your place in our specialised spring courses!

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 2 April 2024

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

◆ Need financial assistance? Scholarships are available!

Thanks to 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 2024 online courses. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

Upcoming events

◆ AI in Training and Education: How to Use It in Your Daily Work (21 March, Geneva)

Interested in mastering the use of AI tools in training and education? Join us in Geneva on Thursday, 21 March, 12:30–14:00 CET, for the launch of Diplo’s AI Campus and a follow-up discussion that will focus on preparing ourselves, our diplomatic services, and our organisations for the AI transition. Read more and register!

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Blogs and publications

◆ Mastering ambiguity and wit: ‘Yes, Minister’ as the novel Turing test for advanced AI

Can AI grasp human ambiguity? Jovan Kurbalija discusses how the British sitcom ‘Yes, Minister’ serves as a modern Turing test, challenging AI to master ambiguity and wit. Read the blog post!

◆ WTO e-commerce Moratorium: The last renewal?

Is this the end of tax-free online shopping? Marília Maciel explores the future of the World Trade Organization’s e-commerce Moratorium, its complexities, and implications. Read the blog post!

◆ Pave the way to digital accessibility: 15 do’s and don’ts

Digital accessibility is essential when creating online content to ensure inclusivity. This listicle by Sanja Marić provides some best practices, including do’s and don’ts that can make an immediate difference. Read the blog post!

◆ Digital Watch Monthly newsletter – Issue 87 – March 2024

In the March issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we look at: the latest negotiations at the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime, where agreement on the UN Cybercrime Convention remained elusive; Musk’s brain chip; 2024 elections and misinformation; and Germany’s first digital policy strategy. Read the latest Digital Watch Monthly newsletter!

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◆ Digital Watch Weekly newsletter

The Digital Watch weekly newsletter brings you the latest in digital policy from around the world!

  • Issue 150: India’s IT ministry regulates AI tools; OpenAI commits to responsible development amidst legal battles; NSO Group yields Pegasus code in WhatsApp legal dispute; EU fines Apple for antitrust violations, prompting an appeal; EU adopts the Cyber Solidarity Act against rising cyber threats; WTO E-commerce Moratorium is renewed; Bitcoin approaches all-time highs; UN Women calls for inclusive digital governance to bridge the gender digital gap.
  • Issue 149: GDC co-facilitators unveiled its possible elements; Microsoft announces principles to promote innovation and competition in AI technology; Google will relaunch Gemini AI image generation after addressing inaccuracies; Canada enacted the Online Harms Act targeting harmful content; China unveiled a comprehensive cybersecurity plan; NIST published Cybersecurity Framework 2.0; Warnings were issued against ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware targeting the US healthcare sector; USA and its allies back shared principles for 6G development; ITU announced a $9 billion commitment to ITU’s universal, meaningful connectivity drive

◆ ConfTech digest #33, February-March

Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom continue to release new features and improve user experience. In this ConfTech Digest, learn about the latest updates, including enhancements to the gallery feature, improved functionality, enhanced data security, and more. Read the latest ConfTech Digest!

◆ Hitler’s impact: Catalysing Europe’s fall and USA’s rise to power

How did Hitler’s actions accelerate Europe’s decline and catalyse the USA’s ascent to global dominance? Aldo Matteucci analyses. Read the blog post.

Latest videos

◆ Byte-sized Insights #14: Techno-optimism vs techno-pessimism

Explore the dichotomy of techno-optimism and techno-pessimism in our digital age. Dive into narratives that celebrate the potential of AI to cure diseases, while also addressing the growing concerns of AI’s impact on our society and freedom.

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Don’t miss…

◆ The Role of Science and Tech Diplomacy in a Globalized World – Antalya Diplomatic Forum

Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director and Founder, Diplo) and Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona (Founding Member, Diplo) participated in this discussion. Watch the recording below. For more information about this event, visit the official page.

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◆ UNIDIR 2024 Cyber Stability Conference

Anastasiya Kazakova (Cyber Diplomacy Knowledge Fellow, Diplo) took part in the UNIDIR 2024 Cyber Stability Conference session discussing the questions: ‘How do different types of malicious cyber activities impact the implementation of the framework of responsible State behaviour?’, ‘How can such a framework be used to prevent, disrupt, or mitigate such impact?’, and ‘What other mechanisms outside of the UN could be leveraged?’

Watch the recording below. For more information, visit the official page.

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