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Why AI is likely to reinforce common narratives

Innovative AI systems are able to write astonishingly good manuscripts. Some chatbots are accessible online. This technology will have far-reaching impacts – and they will make formal education more, not less important. Chatbots, moreover, will probably reinfo...

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Global governance

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Digitalisation requires private dynamism and prudent regulation

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Humankind needs more stringent environmental regulations

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Human rights

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