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UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces.Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications…

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New eviction moratorium in much of US as Delta variant spreads

Lawmaker Cori Bush, seen on August 3, 2021, had been camping out on the steps of the US Capitol to protest the end of an eviction moratorium. Under pressure from progressive Democrats, US health authorities on Tuesday declared a new moratorium on tenant evictions until October in much of the country, citing public health risks…

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With moratorium lifting, can US avoid avalanche of evictions?

With the federal eviction moratorium expiring this weekend, tenants and housing advocates are braced. Just how large the wave of evictions may be remains to be seen, but there is hope it won’t swamp the economy.On the one hand, the U.S. economy has been climbing steadily back out of its pandemic hole. And with so…