Monday, May 25, 2020
Girl with Catalonia flag. Pro-Catalan Independence demonstrators organize before regional elections. "Vote to be free" is written on the tree. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.
BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - This Thursday the 21st, citizens of Catalonia will head to the polls to elect which party will lead the region of Catalonia. The election follows a tumultuous few months in which the Catalonia Government declared themselves independent from Spain. This resulted in a crackdown on the region’s government by Spain. Leading members of the Catalonia...
Verkhovna Rada, ukranian parliament in Kyiv. Photo by: Віктор Полянко.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - After the Revolution of Dignity, which took place from November 2013 until February 2014, it became crucial for the Ukrainian society to create the new institutions that would fight the corruption in the country. The first institution of this kind was the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The creation of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of...
Jovana Djindjic, daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the first democratically elected Serbian Prime minister, after the fall of the dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Photo by: Government of Serbia.
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - At first glance, it barely seems newsworthy: a young woman got her university diploma, then started an internship, then got an employment. Amazingly, a story like this one reached headlines in Serbia, causing strong public backlash towards a woman. The problem is: it is not just any woman, but the daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the...
Theresa May
London, UK (ViaNews) - It has been eighteen months since the people of Britain attempted to see through the lies and misinformation, and narrowly voted to leave the EU. Following talks late last week, Theresa May has made sufficient progress (or backed down on enough issues, depending on your viewpoint, for the EU to move on to phase two of...
Theresa May, Prime Minister, United Kingdom. Photo by: Aron Urb (EU2017EE).
London, UK (ViaNews) – The notion of a scheming, self-serving sort with an incompetent sidekick might evoke images of several members of the current Government. The latest developments on Brexit could suggest that Theresa May has, somewhere within the apparent chaos of negotiations to leave the European Union, some kind of plan. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council,...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.
London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from exam studies when their progress indicates that they may not attain grades considered appropriate for a selective school. However, parents and education...
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.
LONDON (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago it was the Scottish vote which cast doubt and worry for many in the continent, with former leader of the Scottish National Party, Jim Sillars, warning what...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, interview. Miguel Salvado: Hello, Luis Caixado. How are you? Luis Caixado:...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. Guterres' intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, reinforced the same idea...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...

Latest

Pedro Oliveira, co-founder of Landing.jobs (Photo by Via News)

Distributed Teams Feasible, Need to Invest in Upskilling Low-Skilled Workers

The COVID-19 experience, which forced teams worldwide to work from home, proved that having distributed teams involving high-skilled workers is totally feasible, says an...

Interview

Amir Bozorgzadeh, Virtuleap's co-founder and CEO (Photo source: Amir Bozorgzadeh's LinkedIn page)

Coronavirus Made Startups Get Real About Their Business Models: Virtuleap’s CEO

As the world is reeling from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, many startups are taking a not-so-pleasant or even painful walk down...

Future of Work

Robotics

The Heasy robot has been designed as a smart home terminal, able to educate customers and move alone in space. Photo by: LSA.

Artificial Intelligence Is Leading a Revolution in Robotics

Robotics, as a discipline has been around for a long time. The increasing demand for automation, however, has seen interest in robots grow exponentially. Statista estimates that the market for Robo-advisors will be worth...
An aquatic soft robot, inspired by a lionfish and designed by James Pikul, former postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Rob Shepherd. Photo by: Cornell.edu.

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Robotic Fish

For the longest time, robots have been essential, even as developers tried to make them more human in the way they operate. Fast forward researchers at Cornell University have demystified this thought...

Artificial Intelligence

Jean-Francois Gagné, CEO at Element AI, an artificial intelligence software company. Photo by: Via News.

How to Implement AI Into Your Business

We met with Jean-François Gagné, the CEO at Element AI, a global AI software provider that aims to solve real-world problems. Jean-François Gagné has made a name for itself in the field...
A Cruise Automation Chevrolet Bolt, third generation, seen in San Francisco. Photo by: Dilu,

Will AI Live Up to the Hype? A Look at Current Trend and Future...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer stuff for the movies but a reality that is unfolding. The technology is slowly permeating human life through driverless cars, the use of algorithms to accomplish...
Manufacturing equipment. Image by: Mixabest.

How Artificial Intelligence Revolution Is Disrupting Manufacturing Industry

In the past few years, Artificial Intelligence has been one of the technologies that are growing fast and disrupting almost every sector. Implementation of AI is very vital in defining future growth...