- USING AI TO CURB FAKE NEWS
- US President Donald Trump impeached
- WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer
USING AI TO CURB FAKE NEWS
What is fake news?
becomes a fake news if the information presented is incorrect or information
doesn’t represent facts that it is expected to carry.
How will AI help?
Artificial intelligence is now looked upon as the cornerstone to separate the good from bad in the news field. That is because artificial intelligence makes it easy to learn behaviors, possible through pattern recognition. Harnessing artificial intelligence’s power, fake news can be identified by taking a cue from articles that were flagged as inaccurate by people in the past.
With the help of Artificial Intelligence, the Delhi police will counter deep fake videos circulating on the social media
During the investigation, it was found that deep fake videos were posted through social media accounts operating out of Delhi and such videos have fuelled the violence. Fake or morphed videos shared via social media have contributed to the violence in Jamia Nagar
A team of cyber experts working in close coordination with Delhi police have identified several Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp and Telegram accounts indulged in rumour mongering,
US President Donald Trump impeached
Why in news?
Donald Trump became the third President to be impeached by the US House. He was accused of enlisting foreign government to investigate political rival before 2020 election.
Impeachment in American History
President Bill Clinton was impeached on
charges of sexual relationship with his intern. However, the senate acquitted
Before him, in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached. He was acquitted by one vote in the Senate.
In 1974, President Nixon resigned over water gate corruption charges. The judiciary committee approved the articles of impeachment before the house could even pass them.
Impeachment process in the US
Article 2 of the US constitution lists the procedure of impeachment of US president. Impeachment does not remove the president from power. It is an accusation, when proved the Senate should decide whether to convict the president of the charges contained.
WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer
Why in news?
World Health Organization (WHO) prequalified its first biosimilar medicine – trastuzumab – in a move that could make this expensive, life-saving treatment more affordable and available to women globally.
Why is it required?
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. 2.1 million women contracted breast cancer in 2018. 630 000 of them died from the disease, many because of late diagnosis and lack of access to affordable treatment.
The Essential Medicines according to the WHO, are the medicines that satisfy priority health care needs. It was launched in 1977 and updated once in two years. The list includes medicines for both adult and children. The current list was published in April 2019.
Biosimilar medicines are produced from biological sources like cells and not from synthesized chemicals. They are important to treat cancers and other non-communicable diseases. They are less expensive and give same effectiveness as that of generic medicines.
The trastizumab is already in use in several markets. But this is the first time, WHO is approving the medicine.