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War in Ukraine: why is Russia’s army so weak? | The Economist

As Russia celebrates Victory Day, our defence correspondent considers why the Russian army has performed so badly in Ukraine.

00:00 – The poor performance of Russia’s armed forces in Ukraine
00:40 – Why has the Russian army struggled in Ukraine?
02:00 – What’s behind Russia’s brutal warfare?
03:27 – Donbas: the next frontier

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Russian soldiers appear to be dying in Ukraine at a remarkably high rate: https://econ.st/3yh6PF2

Putin is failing in Ukraine but succeeding at oppressing Russia: https://econ.st/3ykJsum

Russia’s army is in a woeful state: https://econ.st/3yeWZ6C

How rotten is Russia’s army? https://econ.st/3MR6m0l

Mariupol’s outnumbered defenders refuse to give in: https://econ.st/3MP3H7y

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Abortion and the Supreme Court: what’s at stake? | The Economist

A leaked draft opinion suggests the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the right to abortion in America. If this ruling goes ahead, women’s rights are in danger.

00:00 – Abortion rights are under threat
00:45 – Why the leak was unprecedented
01:35 – Women’s rights and lives are in danger
02:22 – Will this be the first constitutional right to be erased?
02:50 – Could other constitutional rights be struck down?
04:16 – Are Americans losing trust in the Supreme Court?

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The consequences of ending Roe v Wade: https://econ.st/380dBVj

How will ending abortion rights impact American politics? https://econ.st/3825EPp

A safe, simple and available abortion pill: https://econ.st/3Fj1luZ

Why are abortion

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Press freedom: why you should be worried | The Economist

Global press freedom is facing its greatest challenge in decades—not just in authoritarian countries, but in democracies too. Governments are using more subtle tactics to muzzle the media. What’s going on and why is it so worrying?

00:00 – Introduction: global press freedom is in decline
01:08 – How journalists are being harassed and silenced in India
04:00 – The decline of press freedom in democracies
06:53 – Press freedom in Malta: the murder of Daphne Galizia
08:16 – How governments use SLAPPs to intimidate journalists
11:25 – Hungary: how the government controls the news media
14:19 – How journalists are fighting back

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Rape in the British military: women speak out | The Economist

Almost two-thirds of women in the British armed forces have experienced sexual harassment, bullying or discrimination, yet few report their experience because of a culture of fear and impunity. What creates this culture, and how can it be addressed?

00:00 – Sexual harrassment in the British armed forces
01:17 – A culture of sexual harrassment
05:03 – Harassment can lead to serious assault
06:59 – Why women are often silenced by the military
10:30 – Should the armed forces investigate itself?
13:21 – The devastating effects of sexual assault
14:55 – Is enough progress being made?

Read the accompanying article in 1843 magazine: LINK TBC

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Breaking the silence

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Dr Fauci: follow the science | The Economist

Death threats, misinformation and dedication to public service: Dr Anthony Fauci discusses his personal experiences of the covid–19 pandemic with The Economist’s deputy editor, Edward Carr.

00:00 – Who is Dr Anthony Fauci?
00:38 – Should scientists be apolitical?
01:30 – The importance of political neutrality
03:55 – Being a scientist in public service
05:30 – Has science become politicised?

Watch the full discussion here: https://econ.st/3Luuea9

View all of The Economist’s coronavirus coverage: https://econ.st/3k7MiuD

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Listen to our podcast about how the US handled covid-19: https://econ.st/3EJtnzv

Why the pandemic will increase political turbulence: https://econ.st/3vcUgsA

America’s plan

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Climate change technology: is shading the earth too risky? | The Economist

If the world is getting too hot, why not give it some shade? Solar geoengineering could halt global warming, but there are risks to this controversial technology.

00:00 – Is solar geoengineering worth the risks?
00:41 – On the frontline of climate change
01:40 – What is solar geoengineering?
02:05 – Why the Saami Council stopped a research project
03:33 – Why we need more research
05:05 – The risk of global political tension
06:12 – The risk of termination shock
07:07 – What is marine cloud brightening?
09:04 – The risk of unequal effects

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Watch our previous video on solar geoengineering: https://econ.st/3vwTTYD

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Crypto: a beginner’s guide | The Economist

Cryptocurrencies, decentralised finance and blockchain technology—what do these terms really mean? The Economist’s finance correspondents guide us through the key concepts of crypto.

00:00 – Crypto can be confusing
00:19 – What is crypto?
01:08 – What is a blockchain?
02:05 – What is mining?
03:15 – What is Bitcoin?
04:00 – What is Ethereum?
04:44 – What is an NFT?
05:41 – How to understand crypto

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How Ukraine is supported by crypto:
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Why crypto appeals to the far-right: https://econ.st/3jkrkIw

Listen to our podcast explaining Web3: https://econ.st/3v0DxHO

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Brexit: What will happen to Ireland? | The Economist

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is one of the most contentious in the world. But what really divides Ireland? And after Brexit, is Irish unification a real possibility?

00:00 Ireland’s irregular border
00:45 Ireland’s history divided
02:31 Caught on the wrong side
04:36 The Troubles
06:30 Working towards peace
07:44 New divisions, old tensions

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Listen to our podcast on how Brexit has reopened old wounds in Northern Ireland: https://econ.st/3pWxq5D

Listen to our podcast on the centenary of the Irish border: https://econ.st/35PEXw6

Read more about how Brexit is affecting the Irish border: https://econ.st/3MTmWOj

Is Irish unification becoming more

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War in Ukraine: The Economist interviews Tony Blair | The Economist

Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister, talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, about the war in Ukraine. He gives his opinions on how to deal with Vladimir Putin, the retreat of Western foreign policy and the future of geopolitics.

00:00 – The evolution of Vladimir Putin
01:52 – The wake up call for the West
02:20 – Consequences of Western retreat
05:09 – Is peace with Putin possible?
06:17 – What should the West’s policy be?
08:43 – Geopolitical implications of the war
11:48 – China’s relationship with Russia and the West
14:03 – The war in Ukraine: catalyst for strategic rethinking?

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Watch our exclusive interview with President Zelensky: https://econ.st/3KAIddS

Behind

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War in Ukraine: the journey to interview President Zelensky | The Economist

On March 25th, Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, was granted rare access to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s war room in Kyiv. In this exclusive interview he reveals the inside story of his transformation into a wartime leader – and what he thinks of Ukraine’s chances.

00:00 – The realities of a war zone
01:05 – Our visit with President Zelensky
01:36 – Can Ukraine win?
02:59 – What is the current military situation?

Watch the full interview here: https://econ.st/37wCTcY

View all of The Economist’s coverage of Russia’s war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3jkI5Db

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Read our story on our interview with President Zelensky: https://econ.st/35Ttj3p

What is the future of the war?

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Why the French are fed up (and what it means for Macron) | The Economist

The French are miserable. Normally this means defeat for sitting presidents, but Macron is still just about leading in the polls. So what’s going on?

00:00 – The French are fed up
01:03 – Has Macron boosted France’s economy?
02:02 – Why are the French so discontent?
02:57 – Why do voters lack confidence in Macron?
03:52 – A deeply divided France
05:32 – Why voters are flocking to political extremes
07:34 – France’s fragmented politics

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Watch our film about predicting the French election: https://econ.st/3uf935J

View The Economist’s interactive French presidential election model: https://econ.st/3r5PA5w

France looks likely

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France 2022: How to predict an election | The Economist

For as long as elections have taken place someone has tried to predict what might happen. From polls to prediction models, uncertainty is always inevitable. What’s the best way to do it?

00:00 – What’s the best way to predict elections?
00:48 – How were elections predicted in the past?
02:36 – How do modern day polls work?
04:32 – Why polls miss the mark
07:14 – How does statistical modelling work?
08:30 – Our French election model

See the data behind The Economist’s French election model: https://github.com/TheEconomist/2022-france-election-model

Find out french election coverage here: https://econ.st/3D70EDW

Will Emmanuel Macron win a second term? https://econ.st/36M2DBK

“Covid, heating bills, crime—that’s what people will be voting on”—our French-election series begins. Listen

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War in Ukraine: The Economist interviews President Zelensky | The Economist

Volodymyr Zelensky talks to The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, in his Kyiv complex dubbed “the fortress”. In a wide-ranging interview, the Ukrainian president discusses the state of the war, the international support he needs and what a Ukrainian victory would look like.

00:00 President Zelensky meets The Economist
00:44 Actor-turned-president: how did it happen?
03:53 Where was President Zelensky when the war started?
04:34 Can Ukraine win the war?
06:32 What international help does Ukraine still need?
09:55 How British and German support for Ukraine differs
12:36 Are the West afraid of Ukraine winning?
15:54 What military equipment does Ukraine need right now?
17:08 Can there be lasting peace with Putin in the Kremlin?
19:35 Is it possible to win, save Ukrainian

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War in Ukraine: is a peace deal possible? | The Economist

As negotiations between Russia and Ukraine continue, our experts discuss what conditions might encourage both sides to lay down their weapons—and how likely a peace deal really is.

00:00 – War in Ukraine: when will there be peace?
00:37 – What would a peace deal involve?
02:30 – What will happen to Ukrainian territory?
04:29 – What is the perspective from the Russian side?
08:04 – Is Putin’s legitimacy weakening?

Find all our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3hHrkS5

War in Ukraine: how far will Putin go? Watch here: https://econ.st/3w9pkKP

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is wrecking two countries: https://econ.st/3HOrFNe

A new world order? https://econ.st/3txJFYy

Hundreds of thousands face catastrophe in Mariupol: https://econ.st/3ir8rmz

Ukraine fights on:

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Sustainable materials: is there a concrete solution? | The Economist

The construction industry is responsible for over a tenth of the world’s man-made carbon emissions, with concrete being the biggest culprit. How can we continue to build, without it costing the earth?

Film supported by @Infosys

00:00 – The trouble with rubble
00:55 – Construction is driving climate change
02:54 – The second most consumed resource on the planet: concrete
03:44 – Why concrete is so bad for the environment
04:40 – Cement alternatives
07:40 – Hemp for house construction
09:05 -Saving carbon by building with wood

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How cement may yet help slow

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Gene editing: should you be worried? | The Economist

From combating climate change, to curing disease, to creating designer babies, gene-editing technologies have the potential to transform lives. What risks do they pose?

00:00 – Gene editing: risk v reward
01:06 – Cavendish bananas are under threat
03:47 – GM crops have a bad reputation
05:18 – GM mosquitoes could reduce transmissible viruses
07:50 – Ethical concerns around genetic interventions
09:30 – Editing genes with CRISPR
10:57 – CRISPR could cure sickle-cell disease
12:31 – Controversial applications of CRISPR
15:23 – Could gene editing lead to designer babies?
16:20 – Germline editing is causing international outcry
18:37 – CRIPSR could revolutionise agriculture and combat climate change
21:11 – Using genetic editing to rescue wild populations
23:30 – Gene editing may

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War in Ukraine: how could this end? | The Economist

As Russia continues the bombardment of Ukraine, peace talks falter and threats of escalation increase, our Economist experts discuss how the war could end.

00:00 – Introduction
00:37 – A Russian quagmire?
02:06 – Could Putin lose power?
03:38 – The biggest escalation risks
05:39 – A negotiated end to the war?

Find all our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3hHrkS5

The war in Ukraine, explained in maps: https://econ.st/3sOaCGN

War in Ukraine: how far will Putin go? Watch here: https://econ.st/3w9pkKP

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is wrecking two countries: https://econ.st/3HOrFNe

The stalinization of Russia: https://econ.st/3L32JDZ

Russia’s armed forces are suffering substantial losses in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3MLMDQJ

War and sanctions are causing commodities

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War in Ukraine: whose side is China on? | The Economist

China won’t endorse Russia’s war in Ukraine, but it also won’t condemn it. Whose side is China really on? Our expert discusses China’s stance on the conflict

00:00 – China’s response to the war
00:58 – Did Putin warn Xi about the invasion?
01:47 – Whose side is China on?
02:56 – Why might China want war?
03:50 – What does Russia’s invasion mean for Taiwan?
05:20 – Could China help Russia win?
06:28 – What will China do if the invasion escalates?
07:43 – Is this the start of a new world order?

Find all our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3hHrkS5

The war in Ukraine, explained in maps: https://econ.st/3sOaCGN

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is wrecking two countries: https://econ.st/3HOrFNe

The war in Ukraine is going to change geopolitics profoundly:

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Malala: what Ukraine’s invasion means for girls’ education | The Economist

This year’s International Women’s Day is marked by thousands fleeing war in Ukraine. The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, meets Malala Yousafzai to discuss what world leaders can do to protect girls’ education in times of conflict.

00:00 – Who is Malala?
00:30 – Becoming a refugee
01:11 – The impact of conflict on civilians
02:51 – The gender gap in digital education
03:41 – Promoting girls’ education in Afghanistan
05:21 – How can Western policy makers influence women’s rights in Afghanistan?
07:22 – Muslim countries must stand up to the Taliban
08:05 – Quality education is important for democracy

See our coverage on women around the world here: https://econ.st/3hFi6pb

Societies that treat women badly are poorer and less stable: https://econ.st/3CaRmGI

Malala on

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War in Ukraine: how far will Putin go? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine is devastating the country and its people. How far will he go? Our experts discuss the threat of escalation, from the use of nuclear weapons to attacks beyond Ukraine.

00:00 – How far will Putin go?
00:32 – A war of escalation
01:34 – Nuclear weapons are on the table
02:44 – NATO vs Russia
04:10 – NATO is bound together by article 5
05:32 – What is going on in Putin’s head?
06:42 – What could the West offer Putin?
08:30 – What’s the mood in Russia?

Find all our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3hHrkS5

The war in Ukraine, explained in maps: https://econ.st/3sOaCGN

How to help Ukraine as Vladimir Putin bombards its cities: https://econ.st/3MubOXN

Why a huge Russian convoy remains stalled north of Kyiv: https://econ.st/3sOacjH

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War in Ukraine: are sanctions working? | The Economist

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted an unprecedented response from the West: economic warfare. Our experts, Patrick Foulis and Matthew Valencia, weigh in on whether sanctions will be enough to stop further aggression from Russia.

00:00 – The West’s economic warfare
00:38 – Sanctions on Russia: explained
01:57 – The impact of sanctions
03:53 – How has Russia responded?
05:46 – Can sanctions help stop Putin?

Read all our coverage on the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3pcnVPl

Sanctions imposed on Russia: explained: https://econ.st/3tnkzdu

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The Russian rouble plummets: https://econ.st/3tyYB7z

Are we entering a new age of economic conflict?: https://econ.st/3CeRBk2

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War in Ukraine: An unfolding refugee crisis | The Economist

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is driving its people to the country’s western borders. So far the majority have headed to Poland, which is opening its arms to the newcomers.

00:00 – Ukranians are fleeing to Poland
00:42 – Poland welcomes Ukrainian refugees
01:30 – Ukraine and Poland’s shared history
03:04 – This could be just the beginning of Ukraine’s exodus
03:50 – This is not Europe’s first refugee crisis

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A new refugee crisis has come to Europe https://econ.st/3sBuoFl

Kyiv under attack: watch our correspondent’s take: https://econ.st/3pypBml

As Ukrainian refugees arrive, Poland prepares to do the right thing

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War in Ukraine: Kyiv fights back | The Economist

As Russian troops advance towards Kyiv, Ukrainian forces are preparing to fight back. Our correspondent reports with the latest from Kyiv.

00:00 – Kyiv prepares to fight back
00:42 – Tank traps and Molotov cocktail factories
01:42 – Exodus from Kyiv
02:39 – Life in the city
03:20 – Morale remains high in Kyiv
03:50 – Zelensky: an inspiring wartime leader
04:34 – Social media inspiring the citizens
05:35 – What will happen next?

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Kyiv prepares for a gruelling siege: https://econ.st/3C5wxfI

Russian rockets are falling indiscriminately on Ukrainian cities: https://econ.st/346suDk

Why is Russia invading Ukraine?:

Ukraine’s second city

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Could Putin really start a nuclear war? | The Economist

After invading Ukraine nearly a week ago, Putin has now ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to be on high alert. Shashank Joshi, The Economist’s defence editor, answers questions on whether the war in Ukraine could escalate into a nuclear conflict.

00:00 – Putin has raised the stakes
00:40 – Is Putin threatening nuclear force?
01:23 – What does Putin hope to achieve?
02:07 – How has the West responded so far?
03:11 – Are Putin’s threats posturing or a real danger?
04:15 – What does NATO need to do now?
05:18 – Could Putin really start a nuclear war?

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With his war going slowly, Vladimir Putin raises the nuclear

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War in Ukraine: what will happen next? | The Economist

Russia’s war in Ukraine is likely to be Europe’s most intense conflict since the second world war. What might happen next? And what will this war mean for the world? Our experts answer your questions.

Read our coverage of the war in Ukraine: https://econ.st/3pcnVPl

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What’s happening in Kyiv? Watch our correspondent’s take: https://econ.st/3HyuWQV

Why has Russia never accepted Ukraine’s independence? Watch our film: https://econ.st/3Hjr8T9

Why the West is reluctant to deny Russian banks access to SWIFT: https://econ.st/3he0fFT

Read a first-hand account of Kyiv under siege: https://econ.st/3heLkuY

History will judge Vladimir Putin harshly for his war: https://econ.st/3hyNPIV

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War in Ukraine: what’s happening in Kyiv? | The Economist

Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine. What’s happening now and how will the war unfold? The Economist’s correspondent, Richard Ensor, reports from the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Read our coverage of the Ukraine crisis here: https://econ.st/3pcnVPl

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Will war in Ukraine lead to a wider cyber-conflict? https://econ.st/3sXAPBK

Why has Russia never accepted Ukrainian independence? https://econ.st/3t1rUzj

What are the economic consequences of Russia’s invasion? https://econ.st/3IlXChc

History will judge Vladimir Putin harshly for his war: https://econ.st/356vwIj

Where have Russian attacks taken place in Ukraine? https://econ.st/3t7Xf3l

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Green building: can mushrooms help? | The Economist

The construction industry is responsible for 11% of the world’s man-made CO2 emissions—due to its reliance on concrete and steel. What alternative materials could be used in the future?

Film supported by @Infosys

00:00 – What are some sustainable alternatives?
00:31 – Why is construction bad for the environment?
01:08 – The problem with concrete
02:00 – Promising alternatives to concrete
03:07 – Can mushrooms help construct buildings?
04:09 – The impact of sustainable design
06:26 – Meeting the demand of emerging economies

Read more about the efforts to make the construction industry greener: https://econ.st/33wjuHr

How cement could help slow global warming: https://econ.st/3gT6I93

Find our most recent coverage on climate and sustainability: https://econ.st/3LJDasp

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Russia and Ukraine: how will the West react? | The Economist

A Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent. What is at stake and how will the West respond? Shashank Joshi, The Economist’s defence editor, answers your questions.

00:00 – What’s happening in Ukraine?
01:10 – Is Putin bluffing?
02:08 – Is Ukraine prepared for conflict?
03:00 – What’s at stake for both Ukraine and Russia?
04:00 – How would an invasion impact the world?
05:09 – Does this situation threaten peace elsewhere?
06:25 – How should NATO respond?
07:22 – Why have attempts at diplomacy failed so far?
08:13 – Could diplomacy succeed?

Follow our coverage on the Ukraine crisis here: https://econ.st/3BpuT8A

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How AI can make health care better | The Economist

AI has the power to transform health care. From more efficient diagnoses to safer treatments, it could remedy some of the ills suffered by patients. Film supported by @Maersk

00:00 – Can AI help heal the world?
00:45 – How can AI spot blindness?
04:01 – Protecting patients’ privacy
05:10 – How to share medical data safely
06:11 – Medical AI is rapidly expanding
08:02 – What do the sceptics say?
08.36 – Using AI for new medical devices
11:08 – What does the future hold for medical AI?

Read Tim Cross’s technology quarterly report on artificial intelligence and its limits: https://econ.st/3ukriaf

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Will AI improve medical treatments? https://econ.st/3oi4Drm

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