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Month: December 2017

Week in Review – Wildfires and Winter Olympics

California Wildfires The wildfires in California have expanded and have now scorched an area larger than New York City. The fires consumed 930 km2 just in the past week. So far it is the fifth largest wildfire in recorded State history and has the potential to become one of the worst fires in Californian history. It was named Thomas after the place where it originally …

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Google AI creates own „child“

Google has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) that created its own child. The system is more advanced than any made by humans. On one hand people are amazed by this achievement but on the other hand they are afraid about what else it could do. Additionally, it sparks an ethical debate about regulations and safety. The AI was built to make it easier to design …

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Week in Review – Jerusalem, Travel Ban and Putin

Jerusalem There is a new development in the ongoing war over Jerusalem. Both, Israelis and Palestinians claim the city as their capital. On Tuesday earlier this week President Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel´s capital and moved their embassy to the city. Until now, all embassies have been in Tel Aviv as a more neutral place. Other leaders had warned Trump about the consequences. French president …

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Week in Review – Royal Wedding, Volcano and North Korea

Prince Harry is off the market Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement earlier this week. The royal wedding will take place in spring. The venue is not clear yet and more details will follow in due course. The couple met in July 2016 and had their first public appearance in September 2017 at the Invictus Games in Toronto. Prince Harry …

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