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A study revealed that solutionism - the belief that technological solutions can address social problems while achieving profit is dominant among the leaders of technology companies and is spreading in the digital economy. The authors of the study criticize this ideology, and claim that it ignores democratic processes
A new book examines the views of the country's founding father
This is how the constitutional revolution affects our national resilience index
Forty male and female researchers, the entire staff of the Multidisciplinary Center for Hebrew Brain Research express fear of limitations that will be imposed on freedom of thought and the politicization of higher education, which will result in limitations on research that may upset the government and deteriorate the quality of research as in Hungary
This is according to a survey published by the Start-up Nation Central association. Avi Hasson, CEO of Start-up Nation Central: "Companies and investors are taking active steps to move operations away from Israel and this behavior has increased significantly in the last three months. Worrying trends such as registering a company abroad or launching new start-ups outside of Israel will be difficult to reverse
In light of claims from readers as if we are citing the various objections to the legislation (for example, by the university presidents' committee) without citing the reasons of the other side, Nir Lahav wrote an article that brings the claims from the sides of the legislation and the opposing reasons, which show that the supporters at best did not think the issue through before voting
The committee of heads of universities published a special announcement this morning following the cancellation of the reason for reasonableness in the Knesset and the fear of the inability of the judicial system to assist in such cases. The universities will assist any faculty member who joins the protest. "And the educated at that time - no - will die"
"The constitutional coup that the government of Israel is dragging the country into will be a disaster for the academy as well! We call on the legislators in the Knesset - do not reach out to damage the democratic foundations of the State of Israel! Stop before it is too late! You must create a broad consensus on essential questions about the nature of the regime in Israel!
The declaration is jointly signed by the Max Planck Society, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Helmholtz Society and the German Council for Sciences and Humanities
The populists are lying when they claim they want to empower us all by denying judges the authority to oversee democracy. They really want to break through the strongest constitutional barrier against authoritarianism
This week's decision to cancel the status of the women's lobby brought to attention the difference between those who take a rational position and populists who are based mainly on shouting and subjugation
The signatories of the letter call for a six-month pause in the development of systems more powerful than OpenAI's new GPT-4. "Strong AI systems should only be developed once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable," the letter said.
This is according to a new survey conducted by the Israeli Young Academy during the month of March. In the segmentation of the results by age, it can be seen that there is an increase in the chances of leaving at all ages, but it is more pronounced for younger faculty members
In a statement, the members of the Senate and university officials write: "We call on the government of Israel and the Knesset to stop the legislative processes that fundamentally change the order of the democratic regime in Israel." They express fear that the media and academia will be next in line after the judicial system
In the 18th century, the process of turning monarchies into democracies began, but it still took many years for blacks and women to get basic rights
All over the world, including in Israel, there seems to be a wave of populist governments that oppose what are known as Western values ​​- freedom, equal opportunities and globalization (of which science is one of the successful examples). Nir Lahav reviews the development process of these values ​​and why they are threatened now
"As those who are entrusted with the research and education of the future generations of the State of Israel, we warn you that the proposed reform of the legal system could result in fatal damage to the Israeli academy," said a statement issued by the presidents of all universities in Israel
The first basic principle is that tyranny is defined by the distribution of power within the state and not by ideology or behavior * The second basic principle is that power corrupts and the distribution of power determines behavior
In Democratic districts, death rates have decreased by 22% since the beginning of the century, while in Republican areas they have decreased by only 11%
The scientists were able to predict political behavior just by looking at an fMRI brain scan and published in the rigorous scientific journal -PNAS
A researcher combines psychological theories of human behavior and the field of information science to reach insights. These findings have implications for the way to combat wrong information distributed on the net
Stupidify Stupidify according to the Oxford dictionary. There are too many people who want the citizens to be stupid. Democracy fell when ancient Rome became an empire, the end is known. Everything should be done to stop the process
A new book by American researcher Eve Darian Smith describes how around the world, many countries are becoming less democratic. This retreat from democracy and "creeping authoritarianism," as the US State Department has put it, is often supported by the same industries that are escalating the climate crisis
Deepfaked movies can cause harm to real people who appear in them and even cause wars between countries. No wonder the US and the EU recognized Deep Fake as an immediate threat to democracy
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