A Free Press is Vital in Countering Disinformation United Nations, May 3 2020 By Maya Plentz UNESCO, the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the UN agency that supports international cooperation through education, science, and culture,  marks the World Press Freedom Day today, on the 3rd of May. This year the theme is  Press…

How a Secure Cyberspace is Negotiated at the UN

By Maya Plentz United Nations, 24th February 2020 The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), organized a talk with Ambassador Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, the current Chair of the Government Group of Experts (GGE), and Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN, who leads the multi-stakeholder Open Ended Working Group (OEWG), to…

Tobias Vestner of the Geneva Center for Security Policy

Interview with Tobias Vestner, of the Geneva Center for Security Policy on the #DisarmApp – the companion app to the Guide to International Disarmament Law, launched in partnership with UNIDIR in preparation for the Conference in Disarmament that takes place at the UN in Geneva. #Innovation #StudyGuide @TheGCSP @mayaplentz  #Disarmament #UNTreaties #DisarmamentTreaties #DisarmApp #UN

UNESCO: ética e inteligência artificial

By Maya Plentz United Nations, 26th February 2020 – A Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO) organiza esta semana, de 26 a 27 de fevereiro, na Costa Rica, um encontro internacional para combater a xenofobia na era da desinformação e da inteligência artificial (IA). Entrevistei o diretor do escritório…

WHO Fights Fake News on COVID-19

By Maya Plentz  United Nations, 4th February 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) is holding its Executive Board meeting this week. They are also discussing the coronavirus outbreak. WHO is updating the press corps in Geneva daily on the ravages of the coronavirus. Dr. Sylvie Briand, who is the director of the Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness,…

Venture Capital Funding

Speech delivered at the World Summit on the Information Society organized under the auspices of the UN agency for telecommunications, ITU, and UNESCO  Geneva, 10thApril 2019 Follow me on Twitter @MayaPlentz  By Maya Plentz We have seen businesses all over the globe reckon with issues of accountability in the year 2018. It is great that so many…

Geneva, 10 April 2019 By Aida Mahmutović Ms Sarah Clatterbuck (Director of Engineering, YouTube-Google) said that without representation of women, technology is developed with gender bias which has grave implications for women in society. Biases are shown in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. AI has shown that facial recognition has a 1% error rate for…