These days we are facing an outbreak of disease around the world that is believed to be originated from a seafood market—which also sells wild animals—in Wuhan, one of the central Chinese cities. It is caused by a novel coronavirus which didn’t have a name until recently – Covid-19.
Equality is important. The United Nations state that sustainable development cannot be achieved if there is inequality in any part of the population. Gaps between genders can slow down the social and economic development, increase poverty, crime rates, and health risks, and contribute to environmental degradation.
Everyone has seen movies and series in which actors in lab coats shake a test tube with colored liquid, boldly press the enter button and an entire analysis report magically appears in front of their nose. The reality, however, is different. Take chemical analysis for example. Chemists in the lab must do a number of testing before they can make a viable conclusion. And it is not a press-a-button job.
The first time artificial intelligence emerged was in the 1950s when Alan Turing wondered would it be possible for the machines to think. Turing developed a test where the same questions are asked to both human and the computer, while the interrogator needs to decide which answers belong to a computer, and which to the human.
Adverts propagate the idea that killer germs are on the loose and that we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones by purchasing cleaning products with antibacterials that kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses in our home. What advertisers left unsaid is that regular soap does just as good job, only it won’t harm you or the environment in the process.