Elon Musk and many other experts around the world have recently signed a petition requesting a six-month pause on research into artificial intelligence (AI) that is more powerful than ChatGPT 4, the OpenAI model that was launched this month.
At least 38 people were killed and 28 injured in a fire at a migrant detention center in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, on the border with the United States, according to the Mexican government. The fire broke out on Monday night in the facilities of the National Migration Institute (INM) in the state of Chihuahua.
Uruguay's Executive Branch Tuesday admitted the Central Bank (BCU) reserves were below their legal threshold by Dec. 31, 2022, and a capitalization plan was therefore needed.
The unofficial exchange rate -commonly referred to as “blue”- between the Argentine peso and the US dollar reached AR$ 393 / 397 (buy/sale) after an AR$ 7 jump Tuesday, thus hitting a new record, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The blue dollar went up over AR$ 20 since last month for an 84.6% gap with the official quotation, which is virtually off limits for over 95% of the population to buy but available for anyone wanting to export.
By Tobias Adrian, Jihad Alwazir, Ashraf Khan and Dmytro – The Bank of Canada published a detailed summary of its Governing Council deliberations for the first time last month, joining nearly two dozen other central banks in regularly releasing detailed information on monetary policy decisions.
Global trade was worth a record US$32 trillion in 2022, but amid deteriorating economic conditions, financial turmoil and rising uncertainties, growth turned negative in the last half of the year and is set to stagnate in the first half of 2023.
Brazil’s soybean output and exports in 2023 will be higher than expected, Brazilian oilseed lobby Abiove announced this week, as local farmers harvest a bumper crop. Abiove now estimates Brazil’s soy production at a record 153.6 million tons, one million more than the last projection last January.
Brazil’s main trading partner, China, is the destination for over a quarter of total Brazilian exports, involving more than US$90 billion in 2022 in transactions of commodities such as soy, crude oil, and iron ore – products that dominate the bilateral agenda between the two nations.
Health authorities in the Argentine province of Tucumán Tuesday reported three more deaths due to dengue, which after last week's casualties, brings the total number of fatalities to six nationwide.
Norma Hale, the mother of Audrey Hale, the 28-year-old transgender woman gunned down in Nashville, Tennessee, after killing 6 people in a shooting spree, is a longstanding gun control activist who has shared on her Facebook account a collection of signatures to keep firearms away from schools and ban the sale of high-capacity magazines.