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A mobile app in Southeast Asia aims to provide more job opportunities for LGBTQ+ people working in the gig economy.
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Compared to their counterparts across the region, a significantly lower percentage of employees in Singapore view green skills as being valued by employers, even though 55,000 jobs are set to be created in the city-state over the next decade in response to the growing focus on sustainable development.
Asean Japan
Reliable bank transfers and artificial intelligence can help uplift the lives of workers in Southeast Asia, but stronger governance of how emerging technology is being used is needed, said panellists at a Japan-Asean forum held in Tokyo.
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For now, the AI chatbot can string together a baseline narrative and write a CEO letter – basic tasks in the report preparation process. But sustainability practitioners are careful to distinguish this from 'actual report writing'. ChatGPT should be treated like it is a good consultant, they say.
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As managing medical conditions becomes increasingly more difficult in rural areas, technological advances could go a long way in improving access and patient care.
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The world's dependency on digital technology was laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. Policymakers need to mobilise digital connectivity to improve the daily welfare of the most vulnerable populations, writes Riccardo Puliti of the World Bank.
Biometrics enrollment for the Philippine Identification System.
Expanding people’s access to finance, reducing the cost of digital transactions, and channeling wage payments and social transfers through financial accounts will be vital to mitigating recent economic setbacks in developing countries.
Maria Ressa, investigative journalist
Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
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