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Artificial Intelligence Special Report | Artificial Intelligence: The Promises and the Threats

February 25, 2019
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The UNESCO official magazine Courier released its third issue in 2018, with the title “Artificial Intelligence: Hope and Threat”.

Highlights of this issue:

「Artificial Intelligence: Between myth and reality」

「Yang Qiang: The Fourth Revolution」

「The threat of killer robots」

「Karl Schroeder: Is it really all for the best?」

「Learning to live in the time of AI」

「Audrey Azoulay: Making the most of artificial intelligence」

「A lexicon for artificial intelligence」

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Artificial Intelligence: The Promises and the Threats

The UNESCO Courier Cover

About Courier

Of all the journals published by the United Nations and its specialised institutions, the UNESCO Courier has always occupied first place for the number of its readers and the range of its audience, said the American journalist Sandy Koffler, the Courier‘s founder and first editor-in-chief, in 1988. The magazine has changed a great deal over the years, both in content and in form. But it pursues its original mission: promote UNESCO’s ideals, maintain a platform for the dialogue between cultures and provide a forum for international debate.

Available online since March 2006, the UNESCO Courier serves readers around the world in the six official languages of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish), and also in Portuguese, Esperanto and Sardinian. A limited number of issues are also produced in print.

The reappearance of this historic journal in 2017, through the generous support of the People’s Republic of China, is much more than the resumption of an editorial endeavour: it is a valuable opportunity to renew our commitment to the Courier’s founding values.