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February 23, 2024

Google to fix AI picture bot after ‘woke’ criticism 

  • Google is aiming to fix its new AI image generation tool following claims it was over-correcting against the risk of being racist.
  • Users reported the firm’s Gemini bot supplied images depicting a variety of genders and ethnicities even when doing so was historically inaccurate.
  • Google said it would suspend the function until it worked on the issue.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

China tech firm claimed it could hack Foreign Office 

  • A Chinese cyber security firm claimed it had the ability to hack the UK’s Foreign Office, leaked documents suggest.
  • UK government agencies, think tanks, businesses and charities also appear in the leaked i-Soon data.
  • China’s UK embassy reported it was unaware of the leak and strongly opposes cyberattacks in accordance with the law.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

GCSE grades a good predictor of life chances and wellbeing, research shows 

  • A study by Leeds and York universities found GCSE results to be the most powerful predictor of young adults’ (early 20s) development, surpassing gender and even later qualifications like degrees.
  • The research comes as nearly 800,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland prepare to sit their GCSE exams this spring.
  • The results were particularly marked for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • For more, please visit The Guardian website.

Young people who experience adversity at increased risk of self-harm – report 

  • A recent report has found that young people who go through adversity are more likely to be affected by self-harm.
  • The report is based on survey results of more than 15,000 young people in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon between 2018 and 2022.
  • The researchers used the study to identify protective factors and determine whether personal practices such as sleep and exercise or support and school safety could buffer for adversity-related risk.
  • For more, please visit the Irish News website.