Inga Vesper

Inga Vesper

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Science and technology journalist.

The darker side of drones and Artificial Intelligence

A lack of legislation could leave African countries vulnerable to data abuse when it comes to the use of drones and Artificial Intelligence for development purposes. As such, researchers are being urged to consider ethical implications of AI tools before their deployment.

Fake news poses a threat to human health

Effects of fake news on the health industry trends could be countered by better communications training for researchers and health professionals, especially in poorer countries.

It's not clear whether mobile apps for farmers really add value according to research

A review of research on how information services based on mobile phone technology can improve the lives of farmers has found only patchy evidence of success. The review, which looked at 23 studies of such services in Africa, Asia and Latin America, found that although users often reported improvements, these