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Column: AI Ethical, Societal & Technical Concerns

Column: AI Ethical, Societal & Technical Concerns

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Generative AI, and primarily ChatGPT-4 [and now even more so ChatGPT-4o], developed by OpenAI, represents a significant leap in natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Its ability to generate human-like text has opened up many applications, from content creation to customer service automation.... Read more of this article

PwC Report: AI Sectors Achieve 5x Productivity

PwC Report: AI Sectors Achieve 5x Productivity

Sectors more exposed to AI are experiencing almost five times [4.8x] higher growth in labour productivity, according to PwC’s inaugural 2024 Global AI Jobs Barometer. A spokesperson said, “The report, which analysed over half a billion job ads from 15 countries, suggests that AI could allow many nations to break out of persistent low productivity... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series takes a captivating dive into Bermuda’s rich history, with a rendition of the Sea Venture shipwreck, Bermuda’s national motto, ‘Quo Fata Ferunt’ and the Bermuda Triangle. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally... Read more of this article

BELCO & Union On Efficiencies & Redundancies

BELCO & Union On Efficiencies & Redundancies

BELCO confirmed it has “commenced a restructuring initiative to drive increased efficiencies across the organisation,” and the Electricity Supply Trade Union said “we firmly believe that there are alternative solutions that can be explored before resorting to redundancies.” BELCO Statement A spokesperson said, “Bermuda... Read more of this article

CariGenetics Launches At-Home Genetic Tests

CariGenetics Launches At-Home Genetic Tests

CariGenetics has launched at-home genetic testing kits that can be ordered online and picked up at any local post office. A spokesperson said, “CariGenetics is excited to announce a groundbreaking development in personal health and wellness for Bermuda. For the first time, residents will have access to at-home genetic testing kits that can be... Read more of this article

Monetary Authority & FSRA Sign MoU

Monetary Authority & FSRA Sign MoU

The Bermuda Monetary Authority [BMA]  and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority [FSRA] of the Abu Dhabi Global Market [ADGM] announce the signing of a joint Digital Assets Memorandum of Understanding [MoU]. A spokesperson said, “The MoU creates a framework enabling the collaboration between the BMA and the FSRA to support the establishment... Read more of this article

‘Electrical Equipment Failure’ In Acute Care Wing

‘Electrical Equipment Failure’ In Acute Care Wing

[Updated] There has been an “internal electrical equipment failure” in the Acute Care Wing of the hospital, all “patient appointments for all KEMH departments are cancelled until further notice” and ”we ask that the public not attend the hospital except in emergencies,” the Bermuda Hospitals Board said this evening. A... Read more of this article

Launch Of Bermuda Legal Committee DAO

Launch Of Bermuda Legal Committee DAO

A Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] committee comprised of lawyers practicing in Bermuda have established a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation [DAO]. A spokesperson said, “The DAO was formed to assist the BDA’s DAO Working Group to investigate law reform proposals for the introduction of digital governance models into Bermuda law and... Read more of this article

Photos: Clara Mohammed School STEM Fair

Photos: Clara Mohammed School STEM Fair

[Updated] Clara Mohammed School recently held its STEM Fair, showcasing innovative projects and engaging presentations by students, highlighting their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Update: A spokesperson said, “Clara Mohammed School, Bermuda held it’s 24th Annual Science Fair. In an effort to have CMS... Read more of this article

New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

New Generator To Be Installed At KEMH

An additional generator will be installed at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this year and there will be temporary changes to visitor and staff parking during the construction phase of the project. “The new generator will provide added security of our electrical supply,” said Preston Swan, acting chief operating officer at Bermuda Hospitals Board.... Read more of this article

New Partnership For Fintech Training Programme

New Partnership For Fintech Training Programme

The Economic Development Department announced a new partnership with Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship [CFTE]. A Government spokesperson said, “In anticipation of the upcoming Fintech Training Programme, the Economic Development Department is pleased to announce a new partnership with CFTE, formally known as the Centre for... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Pink Sand

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bermuda Pink Sand

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the unique charm of pink sand on a Bermuda beach. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized for use as a mobile phone wallpaper, WhatsApp status image or Instagram story. You can download both sizes below,... Read more of this article

Paradise Mobile: Signature Learning Partner

Paradise Mobile: Signature Learning Partner

The Bermuda Public School System has welcomed Paradise Mobile as a Signature Learning Partner. A Government spokesperson said, “On Monday, May 13, 2024, the Minister of Education and representatives from The Berkeley Institute, CedarBridge Academy, and Sandys Secondary Middle School signed Memorandums of Understanding [MOUs] with new Signature... Read more of this article

Six Students To Take Part In TLF Programme

Six Students To Take Part In TLF Programme

A’maiah Butterfield, Tyler Furtado, Anaya West, Nicholas Weikl, Kyla Philpott and Matthew Crisson have been selected for the Technology Leadership Forum [TLF]  2024 Internship Program. A spokesperson said, “The Technology Leadership Forum [TLF] is thrilled to announce the commencement of the 2024 Technology Leadership Forum Internship Program.... Read more of this article

Rize Technologies Partners With Vision Bermuda

Rize Technologies Partners With Vision Bermuda

Rize Technologies has partnered with Vision Bermuda to provide advanced technological support. A spokesperson said, “Rize Technologies, a cutting-edge technology integrator and managed service provider, is proud to announce its partnership with Vision Bermuda, a charity dedicated to supporting individuals with vision impairments. Founded in 2023... Read more of this article

Minister Provides Update On PIPA Programme

Minister Provides Update On PIPA Programme

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 31], Minister of the Cabinet Office Vance Campbell provided an update on the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The Minister’s full statement follows below: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share an update on the work of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in preparation for PIPA, otherwise... Read more of this article