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Although solar energy panels have become one of the most effective solutions to produce renewable energy in cities and smart territories, this technology hides a dark side that is little known and that could generate a more serious environmental crisis than the one it intends to solve. Why Solar Panels Could Trigger a Major Environmental …

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An investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed in recent days more than 120,000 documents about Uber, revealing an unsuspected level of corruption, reopening the debate on the need for regulation of digital platforms. What do the Uber Papers reveal and what consequences will it bring? By: Gabriel E. Levy B. www.galevy.com …

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New artificial intelligence (AI) technologies require a huge amount of tags to process the information and differentiate the content on which they operate; a titanic task that is only possible thanks to the work of hundreds of thousands of people who perform such tagging. However, far from being a worthy source of employment, this activity …

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The unexpected explosion of an underwater volcano in early 2022 cut the fiber optic cables on the island of Tonga and left its population completely cut off. Restoring the service took several weeks, a time in which the high dependence of humanity on the Internet and the fragility of transoceanic connectivity became evident. The Consequences …

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Although there is much talk about the concept of artificial intelligence (AI), in reality it is more a collection of good intentions than a real breakthrough in the field. This could be changing thanks to new emerging technologies, which seem to challenge the known limits in the field of autonomous algorithms. What is GATO and …

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In less than three decades the world changed substantially; concepts such as artificial intelligence, big data, telework, cryptocurrencies, globalization, prosumo and many others are terms native to contemporaneity. However, a number of 20th century writers, journalists and academics anticipated the times and predicted the overwhelming digital present that surrounds us. Who are the three visionaries …

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The parasitic use of telecommunications networks by large global content repositories, such as Facebook, Google, Amazon or Netflix, is one of the major points of tension with telecommunications operators; a conflict that could be resolved thanks to various transoceanic connectivity projects promoted by these companies. Why do large Silicon Valley companies want to invest in …

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After three years of intense meetings and disputes between Google and the French media, the French Competition Authority has just approved an agreement document between the parties, which obliges the Alphabet Inc. corporation to pay for the journalistic content it distributes. What is the agreement reached by the French media with Google? By: Gabriel E. …

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New developments in artificial intelligence in recent years have triggered euphoria in the technology industry, promising an automated, convenient and simple future for human civilization. However, some scientists and other experts in the field do not share the same enthusiasm and warn of potential risks. What are the biggest challenges underlying the development of artificial …

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Although the implementation of the sixth generation of Wi-Fi is still in its early stages, it was recently announced that a new standard will be available before 2024, which promises to bring a significant revolution to low range wireless networks. What Changes Will the New Wi-Fi 7 Introduce? By Gabriel E. Levy B. www.galevy.com Wi-Fi …

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