The future of AI: World leaders talk risks, regulation and collaboration

The future of AI: World leaders talk risks, regulation and collaboration

The G7 agreed on a code of conduct for AI developers. Leaders urged the EU to move faster on lawmaking but pointed out that overregulating may be harmful, especially looking at competition from China and the US. In the UK, political and industry leaders have come together to discuss AI at the world’s first global AI Safety Summit, committing to collaboration.

Europe in brief: EU tries to find common position on Israeli-Hamas conflict

Europe in brief: EU tries to find common position on Israeli-Hamas conflict

The EU member states issued a joint statement on respect for the rights of all citizens in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. German Finance Minister Christian Lindner offered the UK a closer economic relationship with the EU. Slovak diplomat Ivan Korčok continues to collect signatures for his presidential candidacy.

Memes share fake Queen Elizabeth II quote about Hillary Clinton

Memes share fake Queen Elizabeth II quote about Hillary Clinton

Social media posts claim Queen Elizabeth II announced before she died that she had information that could lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton. This is false; there is no record of the queen making such a statement, and the claim matches a years-old meme that reflects a conspiracy theory that the former secretary of state and her husband kill their political opponents.

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

Interviewee makes false claims about warming, CO2, climate models

A British television interview viewed tens of thousands of times on social media features a man claiming that global warming is natural, CO2 has no provable effect on the climate, the greenhouse effect is negligible, and computer models used to measure climate change are skewed. But the speaker is not a climate specialist, experts say the claims are false, and world scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans are heating the planet by burning fossil fuels.