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Blockchain’s role in the future of education

According to a new infographic made by Socratescoin, blockchain could revolutionize the education sector as it has done with the world of business. The infographic portrays a complex situation related to higher education in the US, where 37% of adults are carrying student loan debts and 29% of students can only study part-time due to time and cost restraints. Instead, Blockchain could permit realizing online courses and other similar activities by using a cryptocurrency, improve content shar-ing and create a global learning community where it is easy to participate.

Find the Socratescoin infographic here
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Italians trust the internet

SWG, an Italian Research Institute, has surveyed 1000 persons in a study on "the attitude of Italians towards digital innovation". The study suggests that Italians surfing online (about 90% of the population) have a positive perception of digital innovation and artificial intelligence while 58% believe that society has mainly benefited from these innovations. The survey also states that the posi-tive emotions resulting from innovation are mainly trust (46%), surprise (37%) and hope (36%).

The study is available (in Italian language) here
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The Israel Tech Policy Institute is born

Last week, the Future of Privacy Forum, a non-profit organization supporting emerging technologies, launched the Israel Tech Policy Institute. This Institute is expected to promote new discussions and support privacy, IT and cybersecurity related research, including from an ethical perspective.

The Institute's website is available here
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EU Commission reveals the members of its High-Level Group on Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has announced the 52 experts appointed to its High-Level Group on Artificial Intelligence. The selected experts should represent the academic, civil and industrial societies including tech firms and advocacy groups. The group's task is to debate the main questions around AI and its use in order to create a first draft for guidelines on AI ethics.

The European Commission's news is available here
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Apple will make breaking its systems more difficult

Apple Inc. has announced that it will alter the settings on iPhones to undermine the main means of law enforcement to break into its devices.  The tech giant wants to ensure that its customers are protected, especially in places where phones are easily obtained by the police or criminals with extensive resources.

Find the Reuters news article here