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Human-AI Interaction (HAX)

Human-AI Interaction (HAX)

What is Human-AI Interaction (HAX)? Human-AI interaction studies and designs how humans and artificial intelligence (AI) systems communicate and collaborate. AI systems are computer programs that can perform tasks that usually require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language, recognizing images, making decisions, and learning from data. Human-AI interaction aims to create AI systems that …

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AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations

AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations

Image 1. Nightlight satellite images of North Korea (Top-left: Background photo provided by NASA’s Earth Observatory). South Korea appears brightly lit compared to North Korea, which is mostly dark except for Pyongyang. In contrast, the model developed by the research team uses daytime satellite imagery to predict more detailed economic predictions for North Korea (top-right) …

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North Korea and beyond: AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations​

North Korea and beyond: AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations​

Image 1 The United Nations reports that more than 700 million people are in extreme poverty, earning less than two dollars a day. However, an accurate assessment of poverty remains a global challenge. For example, 53 countries have not conducted agricultural surveys in the past 15 years, and 17 countries have not published a population …

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Artificial Intelligence: Delving into the wicked problem of poverty.

Artificial Intelligence: Delving into the wicked problem of poverty.

As the Global Working Group (WG) Liaison for UN PRME North America, which includes the United States and Canada, I have been invited to join a panel of prestigious leaders to present an all-conference session titled Cross Regional Chapter and Cross Working Groups. The WGs of the United Nations include Business and Human Rights, Business …

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‘It’s a rain gauge for disease’ : An Otago-based company’s AI-assisted technology has a trove of applications

‘It’s a rain gauge for disease’ : An Otago-based company’s AI-assisted technology has a trove of applications

Techion founder Greg Mirams with laboratory manager Lisa Growden. Photo / Ben Tomsett An Otago-born technology designed to detect parasites in livestock has found a shedload of unexpected applications worldwide. Since 1992, Mosgiel based tech group Techion has continually developed a user-friendly microscope to count parasite eggs in sheep faeces samples, giving a clear idea …

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Opportunities for Natural Language Processing in Humanitarian Relief

Opportunities for Natural Language Processing in Humanitarian Relief

Natural language processing (NLP) is a rapidly evolving field at the intersection of linguistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence, which is concerned with developing methods to process and generate language at scale. Modern NLP tools have the potential to support humanitarian relief action at multiple stages of the humanitarian response cycle. Both internal reports, secondary …

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The Ripple Effect of Generative AI in the Workplace

The Ripple Effect of Generative AI in the Workplace

Generative artificial intelligence is changing the business world. More businesses are now looking to incorporate generative AI tools to reduce costs, optimize operations, as well as find new revenue streams. Advertisements The growing popularity comes less than a year since the majority of generative AI tools, including text generator ChatGPT and image creator Midjourney , …

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Caritas Malta hosts communications and fundraising forum

Caritas Malta hosts communications and fundraising forum

Caritas Malta Caritas Malta has hosted the Caritas Communications and Fundraising Forum, a week-long event that brought together approximately 50 participants from various European countries. The forum took place between 3 and 6 October 2023, and delved into a range of crucial topics, including Artificial Intelligence, social media strategies, and the art of storytelling. Caritas …

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Kenya Flying Labs Unveils Seedball Dropping Drone to Promote Sustainable Food Security

Kenya Flying Labs Unveils Seedball Dropping Drone to Promote Sustainable Food Security

Today in Kenya, agriculture is in the early days of yet another revolution, at the heart of which lies data and connectivity The Kenya Flying Labs has brought innovative drone, data, AI, and machine learning solutions to Kenya’s development sector Cleopa Otieno said that in partnership with World Vision Kenya, they are out to promote …

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Takeda Announces Five New Partnerships to Strengthen Global Health Systems with Over $30 Million

Takeda Announces Five New Partnerships to Strengthen Global Health Systems with Over $30 Million

BioFuture 2023|Reimagine the Future of Healthcare Takeda, a leading pharmaceutical company, has unveiled five new partnerships as part of its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program. These partnerships aim to bolster health systems in low- and middle-income countries, marking a significant step towards addressing global health challenges. Takeda’s commitment to these initiatives includes a total …

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Reflections on Artificial Intelligence for Humanity

We already observe the positive effects of AI in almost every field, and foresee its potential to help address our sustainable development goals and the urgent challenges for the preservation of the environment. We also perceive that the risks related to the safety, security, confidentiality, and fairness of AI systems, the threats to free will …

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Everstream Analytics Joins the United Nations Global Compact

Commitment to Global Initiative Reinforces Everstream’s Vision of Integrating Climate and Social Impact into Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies Worldwide SAN MARCOS, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Everstream Analytics , the global supply chain insights and risk analytics company, is pleased to announce it has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact initiative, the world’s most …

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How to use big data to create sustainable cities of the future

How to use big data to create sustainable cities of the future

Dr Marguerite Nyhan. Image: David Jones Dr Marguerite Nyhan maps interactions between human populations, urban systems and the environment to create healthy, sustainable cities, and she’s starting with Cork. Currently, about 56pc of the global population live in cities. This is expected to rise to more than 70pc by 2050. According to the World Economic …

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Artificial Intelligence for Social Good: Transforming Global Challenges with Innovative Solutions

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good: Transforming Global Challenges with Innovative Solutions

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing our approach to solving social and global challenges by offering innovative ai products , insights and decision-making capabilities. With its ability to analyze vast amounts of data, recognize patterns and learn from experiences, AI has the potential to make a profound impact across various domains. Here, we explore AI’s critical roles …

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Max Martin: «Philanthropy is at the Intersection of Finance and Impact»

Max Martin: «Philanthropy is at the Intersection of Finance and Impact»

Maximilian Martin, global head of philanthropy, Lombard Odier (Image Lombard Odier) From funding projects using artificial intelligence for detecting early-stage cancer to preserving the Palace of Versailles, philanthropic advisors have to wrap their heads around myriad topics. At the same time, there’s lots of innovation happening, Lombard Odier’s global head of philanthropy Maximilian Martin, told …

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Keeping the digital peace: Insights from RightsCon 2023

Keeping the digital peace: Insights from RightsCon 2023

This piece is co-published by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), Build Up and Protection Group International (PGI) Social media’s harmful role in conflict is ever more apparent. From disinformation to influence operations and coordinated inauthentic behaviour, malign actors have a wealth of digital weapons at their disposal. Their tactics are growing in sophistication. Mediators …

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Top 10 Leading Blockchain Firms Hiring Remote Workers

Top 10 Leading Blockchain Firms Hiring Remote Workers

Blockchain is a decentralized digital ledger technology that allows multiple parties to maintain a shared, immutable record of transactions, agreements, or any other form of information. It was first introduced in 2008 by an anonymous person or group of people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto as the underlying technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. At its …

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AI will contribute to ‘new Golden Age for science’ says top KAUST academic

AI will contribute to ‘new Golden Age for science’ says top KAUST academic

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology offers excellent research conditions and a high quality of life. The university also strongly supports research in artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock file photo) Schmidhuber says that AI is vital to today’s society, citing as proof technology that he helped to develop which is used by billions of people daily …

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SAS seeks crowd-driven AI to protect endangered sea turtles in Galapagos

SAS seeks crowd-driven AI to protect endangered sea turtles in Galapagos

The UNC Center for Galapagos Studies joins forces with the analytics and AI leader to boost conservation and sustainability efforts. As an organization dedicated to responsible innovation and using technology to ignite positive change, SAS will apply crowd-driven artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help protect endangered sea turtles. Similar to SAS’ recent project …

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C20 Summit on Technology and Security for One World to be inaugurated at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, on May 13, 2023

COIMBATORE / May 8, 2023: The C20 Summit on Technology and Security for One World is going to be held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, on May 12-14, 2023, hosted by an official Engagement Groups of the C20: Technology, Security and Transparency. Several key dignitaries would be present during the inaugural ceremony. These include Shri …

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From Algorithms to Action: How AI is Making a Difference in Real-World Challenges

From Algorithms to Action: How AI is Making a Difference in Real-World Challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just a buzzword or a concept confined to science fiction movies. In recent years, AI has emerged as a powerful tool for solving real-world challenges and has the potential to revolutionize many fields, from healthcare to environmental sustainability. The application of AI for social good is a rapidly growing …

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Amazon Web Services selects 14 startups for space accelerator

Amazon Web Services selects 14 startups for space accelerator

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has selected 14 startups to join its 2023 Space Accelerator, a technical and business mentorship programme designed to spur the growth of space-related startups. Through the accelerator – which is focused on how cloud-based tools and systems can support the development of various space-related technologies – the 14 startups will receive …

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Top 10 Best Discovery Companies In USA 2023

INTRODUCTION In 2023, the United States will be home to various discovery companies that specialize in researching and uncovering new technologies , products, and services. These companies are typically funded by venture capitalists and other investors seeking new economic growth opportunities. Some well-known examples include GoogleX, Magic Leap, and SpaceX. Related Articles These companies often …

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Top 10 Best Biotechnology Companies In USA 2023

Top 10 Best Biotechnology Companies In USA 2023

INTRODUCTION Biotechnology is an exciting field, and the United States is a hub of biotechnological innovation. In 2023, there are hundreds of biotechnology companies in the US, ranging from small startups to large, well-established enterprises . Related Articles Top 10 Best Art & Photography Companies In USA 2023 These companies provide a variety of services, …

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Top 10 Best Recruitment Jobs Companies In USA In 2023

INTRODUCTION The recruitment landscape in the United States in 2023 is an exciting and varied one. Companies of all sizes have realized the importance of a well-crafted hiring process and are turning to technology for help. Automation , AI-driven job matching, digital interviewing, and other digital technologies are all playing a role in helping recruiters …

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Interview – Andrej Zwitter

Interview – Andrej Zwitter

Image by Andrej Zwitter Dr. Andrej Zwitter is Professor of Governance and Innovation and Dean of the Faculty Campus Fryslân, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has founded the University College Fryslân and pioneered the interdisciplinary BSc “Global Responsibility and Leadership”. Prof. Zwitter has led several national and European Projects and chaired and reviewed for …

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Guest Post: AI fortifying Indian cities: making a haven for citizens

Guest Post: AI fortifying Indian cities: making a haven for citizens

Cities are facing new challenges as more people are migrating to cities in search of better jobs and a good standard of living. Overcrowding is straining public infrastructure, while urban poverty is breeding crime when social inequalities are not being addressed. As a result, there is increased insecurity and urban risk, which has taken the …

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Skilling Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities

Skilling Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities

Swisscontact Bangladesh in collaboration with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled ‘The current trends in skills development sector of Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities’ on February 15, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion. Dr Sayema Haque Bidisha, Research Director, SANEM and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka & Keynote presenter Upskilling …

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Skilling Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities

Swisscontact Bangladesh in collaboration with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled ‘The current trends in skills development sector of Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities’ on February 15, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion. Dr Sayema Haque Bidisha, Research Director, SANEM and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka & Keynote presenter Upskilling …

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WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

Company Addresses AI’s Sustainability Challenges Head-On with New Initiative That Aims to Raise Awareness, Ignite Conversations, and Identify Solutions to Mitigate AI’s Energy and Carbon Impact CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — WekaIO ( WEKA ), the data platform provider for performance-intensive workloads, unveiled a new Sustainable AI Initiative today. The initiative aims to …

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Micro Matters: Using Data for Development in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

AI data for development Digitalisation Economic G20 presidency Growth Industrial Revolution Narendra Modi Introduction In November 2022, on the eve of India’s assumption of the G20 presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the principle of ‘data for development’ (D4D) would be integral to India’s tenure. [1] His statement was echoed by the G20 Bali …

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Solutions in Addressing Energy Poverty and Promoting Sustainability

The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Solutions in Addressing Energy Poverty and Promoting Sustainability

Energy poverty is a significant global challenge, with millions of people around the world lacking access to affordable and reliable energy. The lack of access to energy has far-reaching social and economic impacts, including limited access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. The issue of energy poverty has become more prevalent in recent years, and …

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WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

Company Addresses AI’s Sustainability Challenges Head-On with New Initiative That Aims to Raise Awareness, Ignite Conversations, and Identify Solutions to Mitigate AI’s Energy and Carbon Impact CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — WekaIO ( WEKA ), the data platform provider for performance-intensive workloads, unveiled a new Sustainable AI Initiative today. The initiative aims to …

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WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

WEKA Launches Sustainable AI Initiative

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 28, 2023 — WekaIO ( WEKA ), the data platform provider for performance-intensive workloads, unveiled a new Sustainable AI Initiative today. The initiative aims to raise awareness of the rapid growth in global data center energy consumption and carbon emissions being driven by next-generation computing technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning …

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Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas AI, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence products informing investment in sustainable and inclusive growth, announces the public release of its Atlas of Human Settlements (AHS) 2021 data layers for Turkey and Syria in response to the recent earthquake. The AHS data offers crucial intelligence for …

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AI for good: A look at recent good instances of artificial intelligence

AI for good: A look at recent good instances of artificial intelligence

While artificial intelligence is all around us this year, are we only making good use of it, or are we using it for good as well? According to a study that sought to identify how artificial intelligence is being used and can potentially be employed in the future to achieve the UN Sustainability Development Goals …

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Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Atlas AI, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence products informing investment in sustainable and inclusive growth, announces the public release of its Atlas of Human Settlements (AHS) 2021 data layers for Turkey and Syria in response to the recent earthquake. The AHS data offers crucial intelligence for …

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Today We Must Begin ‘Moving Recommendations in Our Common Agenda from Ideas to Action — from Abstract to Concrete’, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Today We Must Begin ‘Moving Recommendations in Our Common Agenda from Ideas to Action — from Abstract to Concrete’, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly’s consultation on Our Common Agenda /Summit of the Future, in New York today: In the 18 months since the report on Our Common Agenda , we have made important progress. You have been fundamental to that progress. The breakthrough on loss and damage; the …

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Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

Atlas AI Releases Critical Information for Crisis Management in Turkey and Syria After Devastating Earthquake

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NEOM CEO confident of building unrivaled futuristic city in desert

NEOM CEO confident of building unrivaled futuristic city in desert

Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of NEOM / Courtesy of NEOM ‘NEOM is being developed to find solutions to huge challenges facing humanity’ By Kwon Mee-yoo The $500 billion NEOM development is a highly ambitious and innovative mega project of Saudi Arabia, developing a series of smart cities along the Red Sea in the northwestern region of …

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The Deployment of Artificial Intelligence for Social Policy to Fight Poverty in Colombia

The Deployment of Artificial Intelligence for Social Policy to Fight Poverty in Colombia

Abstract Since 1995, the Colombian government has used the System for the Identification and Classification of Potential Beneficiaries (SISBEN) to target and direct social spending toward individuals from the most vulnerable sectors of the population. In the fourth and latest version of the SISBEN, the Colombian government began to use artificial intelligence (AI) and data …

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8 Characteristics Of Millennials That Support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

8 Characteristics Of Millennials That Support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Do you know which generation is the largest today? Millennials, or people born between 1981 and 1996, make up the largest portion of the world population and have different traits than other generational cohorts . Millennials are committed to implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , including equality, climate change, peace, justice, poverty, and prosperity. They …

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Electricity access is critical to tackling global poverty, scientists say

Electricity access is critical to tackling global poverty, scientists say

AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file An electricity pylon is seen in Lydd, southern England. Access to electricity may play a much more significant role in improving economic livelihoods than previously assumed, a new study has found. Stanford University scientists harnessed the power of satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to quantify the impacts such a shift can …

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10 Ethical Use Principles for Artificial Intelligence in the UN System

10 Ethical Use Principles for Artificial Intelligence in the UN System

Artificial intelligence has profound and dynamic positive and negative impacts on societies, the environment, ecosystems and human lives, including the human mind, in part because of the ways in which its use influences human thinking, interaction and decision-making. It can be a positive force for tackling the world’s most urgent problems and be used to …

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DevGlobal, WHO to Launch open source humanitarian AI model

DevGlobal, WHO to Launch open source humanitarian AI model

Governments and humanitarian communities rely on open and accessible maps to provide relief and development assistance to every community in need. Today the increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery along with breakthroughs in cloud computing and computer vision has allowed remote households to be included in recognizable maps and also swiftly update datasets. These emerging …

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DevGlobal Team to Launch RAMP in Partnership With WHO

DevGlobal Team to Launch RAMP in Partnership With WHO

Governments and humanitarian communities rely on open and accessible maps to provide relief and development assistance to every community in need. Today the increasing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery along with breakthroughs in cloud computing and computer vision has allowed remote households to be included in recognizable maps and also swiftly update datasets. These emerging …

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Tech helps to bridge the global digital language divide

Tech helps to bridge the global digital language divide

It’s easy to think that anyone with an internet connection can access the information, networking platforms and convenience-enhancing tech found online. Unfortunately, not. Of the world’s 7,151 languages, more than half don’t have any digital footprint. This phenomenon is described as the digital language divide and unless it is addressed, could accelerate the extinction of …

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Introducing the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative

Introducing the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative

Addressing and mitigating the effects of climate change requires a collective effort, bringing our strengths to bear across industry, government, academia, and civil society. As we continue to explore the role of technology to advance the art of the possible, we are launching the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative (MCRI) . This community of multi-disciplinary researchers …

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