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Preview: The Economist Magazine – July 2, 2022

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Ukraine won the short war. Now comes the long war, and so far, Russia is winning. But it does not have to be fought on Vladimir Putin’s terms

Ukraine won the short war. Mobile and resourceful, its troops inflicted terrible losses and confounded Russian plans to take Kyiv. Now comes the long war. It will drain weapons, lives and money until one side loses the will to fight on. So far, this is a war that Russia is winning.

In recent days its forces have taken the eastern city of Severodonetsk. They are advancing on Lysychansk and may soon control all of Luhansk province. They also threaten Slovyansk, in the north of next-door Donetsk. Ukrainian leaders say they are outgunned and lack ammunition. Their government reckons as many as 200 of its troops are dying each day.

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Preview: The Economist Magazine – June 11, 2022

Artificial intelligence’s new frontier

The promise and perils of a breakthrough in machine intelligence

Jun 9th 2022ShareGive

Picture a computer that could finish your sentences, using a better turn of phrase; or use a snatch of melody to compose music that sounds as if you wrote it (though you never would have); or solve a problem by creating hundreds of lines of computer code—leaving you to focus on something even harder. In a sense, that computer is merely the descendant of the power looms and steam engines that hastened the Industrial Revolution. But it also belongs to a new class of machine, because it grasps the symbols in language, music and programming and uses them in ways that seem creative. A bit like a human.

The “foundation models” that can do these things represent a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, or ai. They, too, promise a revolution, but this one will affect the high-status brainwork that the Industrial Revolution never touched. There are no guarantees about what lies ahead—after all, ai has stumbled in the past. But it is time to look at the promise and perils of the next big thing in machine intelligence.

Opinion: A New Nuclear Era, U.S. Recession Views, The Whole Self At Work

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, a new nuclear erawhat America’s next recession will look like (10:15), and why you shouldn’t bring your whole self to work (31:40).

Preview: The Economist Magazine – April 23, 2022

World Economic Forum: Top Stories – April 15, 2022

This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – workers paid to relocate to rural areas, an innovative aircraft design, a lifesaving slime robot, and a wind and solar energy milestone.

Timeline: 00:15 Workers paid to relocate 01:40 New aircraft design takes flight 03:11 Lifesaving slime robot 04:22 Wind and solar energy milestone

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – April 16, 2022

World Economic Forum: Top Stories – April 8, 2022

This week The World Economic Forum are highlighting 4 top stories – wheat shortages due to war, a female-led Mexican electric car brand, a robot dog guards Pompeii, and a plane fuelled by cooking oil.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Intro 00:15 – Wheat shortages due to war 02:17 – Female-led Mexican electric car brand 03:34 – Robot dog guards Pompeii 05:00

Plane fueled by cooking oil The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Preview: The Economist Magazine – April 2, 2022

Previews: The Economist Magazine – March 19, 2022

Preview: The Economist Magazine – March 12, 2022