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The great paperclip maximiser: could AI kill development too?

Jobs are a misdirection in the human experiment. Or so believes Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus, the “father of microcredit and social business,” and founder of Grameen Bank. Yunus thinks that it is silly to believe that the destiny of a human being is to work for someone …

One size does not fit all – ICT4D and gender equality campaigning

In the last of our blog series on ICT4D and Gender, Michael Wilkinson looks at two articles in the most recent edition of Gender and Development, and examines the careful balance that must be struck between pushing for greater gender equality though ICTs, and the cultural and traditional values of each individual country.