Society features

Civil society and NGOs: key players for a sustainable future of public health

Since the 1990s, we have seen a dramatic increase in the involvement of civil society and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in global and local governance. Civil society is defined as people, institutions and organizations that aim to advance a common goal through ideas, actions and demands made on governments. Members of civil society are very diverse, […]

Society problems

Researchers detail systemic issues and risks to society in language models

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other executives and senior executives on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit on January 12, 2022. Learn more Google’s DeepMind researchers have discovered major flaws in the release of large language models like GPT-3 and warn that these could have serious consequences for society, such as […]

Society diversity

Erika Zavaleta Honored for Diversity Efforts by Ecological Society of America

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has selected Erika Zavaleta, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, to receive its 2021 pledge for human diversity in ecology. The award recognizes long-standing contributions to increasing the diversity of future environmentalists through mentoring, teaching or outreach. ESA’s announcement of the award noted that “Zavaleta’s […]