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ESMH regularly publishes articles on topics related to science and new technologies that provoke a lot of media attention and that are important in the European context. Most importantly, the articles are written with the help of science writers in journalistic style and always provide the opinion of one or more scientists on the topic. The publications are accompanied by a selection of links to related information and with a focus on European research and knowledge in the field.

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Fighting abusive deepfakes: the need for a multi-layered action plan

Deepfake videos herald some promise for the media industry, but at present they are mostly used for malicious purposes including the production of non-consensual pornography. The law is failing to protect victims as it struggles to keep pace with technological advances.

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Edvard Moser: ‘Neuroscience is evolving at an accelerated speed’

On 12 October, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), in collaboration with the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the Kavli Foundation, organised a workshop at the European Parliament entitled "The International Brain Initiative – Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience”. Keynote speaker was Prof Edvard Moser, founding director of the ...

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Jan G. Bjaalie on international brain research: ‘We are now in a critical phase’

“Catalysing and advancing neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing. Uniting diverse ambitions to expand scientific possibility. And disseminating discoveries for the benefit of humanity.” With this intention, brain researchers all over the world joined forces and formed the International Brain Initiative in December 2017. One of its leading experts is Jan G. Bjaalie, ...

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Joachim Allgaier: “There are advantages and disadvantages to communicating with an online video format”

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Joachim Allgaier about the spread of misinformation on YouTube. Joachim Allgaier is Professor for Communication and Digital Society at the Department of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences of Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany. His research interests concern communication and cooperation in the digital society, including how information and ...

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Simon Clark: “Scientists need to clarify the audience that they’re trying to reach and identify the sub-genre of YouTube video that they want to use.”

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Simon Clark about using YouTube as a platform to communicate science. Simon Clark is a video maker and science communicator with a PhD in theoretical atmospheric physics. He has created YouTube content since 2010 and is currently working on communicating science through an educational and science-related series on this platform. ...

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AI in agriculture: benefits and challenges ahead

Artificial intelligence (AI) could greatly benefit and streamline sustainable agriculture in the EU at every point in the production chain, from farm to fork. However, it does not come without challenges to its implementation.

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Putting the ‘e’ in e-Health – Interview with health IT expert Dr Aavikso

On 21 September, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology of the European Parliament (STOA) is holding a workshop called ‘Putting the 'e' in e-Health’. Keynote speaker is Dr Ain Aaviksoo. We questioned him about the future of healthcare, the benefits of blockchain, the European Health Data Space and the obstacles you encounter ...

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Responsible research and innovation in the EU

How to build ethics and foresight into every stage of the research process, from design to implementation.