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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare: Applications, risks, ethical and societal impacts

Interview with Prof. Karim Lekadir, Director of the 'Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Lab' at the Universitat de Barcelona (BCN-AIM). He co-authored a study for the European Parliament's Panel on the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) entitled 'Artificial Intelligence in healthcare: Applications, risks, ethical and societal impacts' which he will present on 11 February 2022 ...

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Omicron, another chapter in the Covid-19 pandemic

Before the winter holidays, a new, more transmissible variant was discovered. By now, Omicron is responsible for most new infections in Europe. What do we know so far? And what are the future possible scenarios?

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Supporting Europeans in coping with the psychological consequences of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has been having a large impact on Europeans’ mental health. On 25 January 2022, the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) held a workshop about this important topic, ways to help people cope and policy options. Featuring in this video are European Parliament Vice-President Eva Kaili, Scientific ...

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Mental health in Covid times

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, are we able to bounce back from this?

How the World will look after the Coronavirus

ESMH Media Review – January 19, 2022

Coronavirus, cities & 2022 innovations: check out the ESMH selection of 31 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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Scientists under fire: threats and attacks after speaking in public

When scientists speak out publicly on Covid-19 counter-measures, they expose themselves to online and real-life attacks, threats and abuse. Some have developed very different coping strategies.

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Safeguarding academic freedom in Europe: STOA event and video

What are the challenges for academic freedom in Europe today? And how could the EU address them? A STOA conference, organised with the support of the European University Association (EUA), took place on 9 November 2021. It sought to clarify the definition of academic freedom, to frame the challenges in the EU context and to ...

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Moving climate up the news agenda: Interview with Meera Selva, co-founder of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network

Interview with Meera Selva, deputy director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and director of the institute’s Journalist Fellowship Programmes at the University of Oxford, UK. In October, the Reuters Institute launched the Oxford Climate Journalism Network (OCJN), which Selva co-founded with visiting fellow Wolfgang Blau, who was previously global chief operating ...