Expert: Israeli AI Use in Gaza Likely Reduces Civilian Casualties

While the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have been relatively quiet about their use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the recent conflict in Gaza, experts believe these technologies are playing a crucial role in minimizing civilian casualties. Blaise Misztal, Vice President for Policy at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), suggests that Israel […]

Pope Francis Warns of AI Dangers in First G-7 Address, Calls for ‘Human Control’

Pope Francis delivered his first-ever papal address at a G-7 conference on Friday, expressing concern about the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. Addressing the council of world leaders, the pope acknowledged the immense potential benefits of AI for humanity but warned about its potential to dehumanize society. “The question of artificial intelligence, however, is often […]

Cambodia Destroys $70 Million Worth of Seized Illegal Drugs

Cambodian authorities destroyed over seven tons of drugs and their ingredients on Friday, as a drug-fighting official emphasized the importance of education in combating the illegal trade. The National Authority for Combating Drugs reported that 4.1 tons of the destroyed items were drugs, including heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and ketamine, confiscated from traffickers across the […]

Grona Lund Roller Coaster Derailment Due to Inadequate Testing of Parts

Swedish accident investigators announced on Friday that the country’s oldest amusement park, Grona Lund, failed to adequately test new parts for a roller coaster that derailed last year, resulting in one fatality and nine injuries, one serious. The derailment, which occurred on June 25th, was attributed by the Swedish Accident Investigation Authority to “deficiencies in […]

Rare Twin Elephants Surprise Caretakers in Thailand

Buddhist monks bestowed blessings on twin baby elephants, one male and the other female, last Friday. The twins’ rare birth, which took place a week earlier, had nearly turned into a tragedy. Their mother, Chamchuri, gave birth to the pair on the night of June 7 at a camp in Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital and […]

What Russia’s Naval Presence in Cuba Means

An expert has said that the fleet of Russian warships in Cuba poses a “limited threat” to the U.S. mainland and its Navy, but the move by Russian President Vladimir Putin is not unprecedented. Retired Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery told Digital that U.S. assets in the area are more than capable of outmaneuvering the three […]

Acropolis Closed Again in Athens Due to Heatwave

Due to an unusually intense heatwave, authorities in Greece closed the Acropolis, the country’s most popular ancient site, for the second consecutive day on Thursday afternoon. The Culture Ministry announced the closure from midday to 5 p.m. local time due to the extreme heat. All other archaeological sites in Athens were also shut during the […]

Meloni Takes Center Stage as G-7 Leaders Gather Amid Global Crises

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni welcomed President Biden and other world leaders to the opening session of the G-7 summit in Italy on Thursday. The summit takes place against the backdrop of multiple global conflicts. The G-7, hosted in Italy’s southern Puglia region, brings together the leaders of Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United […]