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With Donald Trump allegedly manipulating hurricane forecasts with a Sharpie to save embarrassment, it’s clear that the world needs a weather prediction system that cannot be questioned or disputed - so could machine learning be the answer?
A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa has left businesses destroyed and 12 people dead, sparking protests in other African countries and a repatriation effort by Nigeria. Is the nation becoming the pariah of the continent? And what is motivating the hatred against migrants?
The suicide of a game designer accused of abuse online has raised the thorny subject of how the MeToo movement intersects with our increasing sensitivity to mental health. What is the line between giving victims freedom to tell their stories and expose predators, and indulging in online "shaming" of alleged wrongdoers, potentially with unpredictable ramifications?
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