Interview on COVID-19 with Ilaria Capua, DVM, PhD, Director of the One Health Center of Excellence for Research and Training, University of Florida, USA. There are tests for COVID-19 which detects the virus, other which detects antibodies. Could you briefly describe the differences of these two tests? The rapid spread of the outbreak required rapid ...
European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) is a project of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA). It was launched in 2017 and works under the guidance and the political responsibility of the STOA Panel. The ESMH : Creates a network between scientists and the media. Setting up and maintaining contacts within ...
As has been the case for many recent national elections, the European Parliament elections are also facing the challenges of online disinformation. The European Commission is making an extra effort to push giant tech companies to implement a voluntary code of conduct against disinformation. European researchers are preparing the first studies on the topic.
Despite alarmist news stories about deepfake heralding the end of democracy or truth itself, the technology – for better or worse – is far from perfect, which suggests that there is still a window of opportunity to prepare society, institutions and regulatory frameworks for the moment it is. The state of play Deepfakes (i.e. synthetic ...
European countries are adopting progressive measures to loosen the lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are entering a "new normalcy", the age of living with risk and social reorganization. Digital tracing is considered a promising tool to enable a return to normal social life by helping to monitor and reduce the spread of contagion. Will such an application prove effective? Could such an application ‘compromise’ the concept of privacy?
Self-driving vehicles, extinction of megafauna, the positive effect of AI on doctors: check the latest ESMH selection of 18 science and tech news published in the last two weeks all around the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media!
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