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Sarah - The WHO Virtual Assistant

On 2nd April 2024, the World Health Organization launched Sarah, a Virtual Assistant that offers personalized and accurate health advice, using Artificial Intelligence.

Designed to combat online health misinformation, Sarah provides reliable information on a wide range of health topics and promotes healthy habits too. With empathetic and personalized dialogue capabilities, this prototype represents a step forward in the use of digital technologies for public health, emphasizing the potential of AI to improve access to quality health information.

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Technology

VET-Park Forum 2024

The 9th VET-Park Forum, organized by the Euskadi Technology Park, Hetel and Ikaslan, brought together a thousand students from Euskadi to explore the employability and potential of Vocational Education and Training in the scientific-technological sectors.

In Miñano, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 210 students from various centres had the opportunity to interact with professionals and visit leading companies, highlighting the value of VET in innovation and adaptation to the industrial demands of Euskadi, and promoting interest in scientific disciplines. technologies among young people.

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Uncontrolled aging in Euskadi

Euskadi is experiencing accelerated aging, reaching a rate of 169.8% in 2023, exceeding the national average. This increase represents a growth of 4.7 percentage points compared to the previous year, with Bizkaia standing out with the highest index.

The Adecco Foundation highlights the importance of integrating the population over 50 years of age into the labor market.

The ISEAK Foundation study reveals that ageism has become normalized in the workplace. Age discrimination also extends to other areas, and active policies against any type of discrimination are called for. .

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Technology

Current technologies

The 21st century has been marked by accelerated evolution in the technological field, radically transforming both interpersonal relationships and business environments.

Global connectivity and advances in computing and telecommunications are just the beginning of what promises to be an era of unprecedented innovations.

Among the most prominent emerging technologies are metaverses, which merge augmented and virtual reality to create multisensory interactions in digital environments, opening new possibilities in education and the digital economy.

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Society

Getting old well

It is expected that the growth of the aging and anti-aging industry will reach a value of 610,000 million dollars in 2025. There are numerous investigations into the biological and genetic processes associated with aging and chronic diseases in order to delay or reverse them.

Big Silicon Valley companies are investing in biotechnology start-ups that seek to improve health and prolong human life. The aging population poses economic and medical challenges, and longevity research has great potential both in terms of health and economic growth.

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Society Technology

A.I. is going to change the world

The importance of AI lies on its deep impact on the economy and society. AI is going to change the world and will have to address several risks, such as the lack of veracity, privacy or misuse. Jobs will not disappear, but they will evolve under the influence of AI.

Fear of AI often comes from science fiction movies and the concerns about the creative capacity of machines.

Humanity will have to adapt to technological advances.

It would be advisable to regulate AI as soon as possible and take advantage of it to obtain social benefits.

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Society

The 3rd Transition

The Report on Women's Poverty in Europe, from the European Parliament, raises the need to apply the gender perspective transversally to both the digital transition and the green transition to ensure that both not only translate into greater gender equality, but also in less poverty for women in the years to come.

It is necessary to add to these two twin transitions a third transition, that of the care and gender equality, which allows progress in social justice, including care as a central axis of the transformative policies.

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Society

25 Years of Quality in the Basque VET

This year, in September, the UNE-EN ISO9002 Quality Certificates turned 25 years old. Indeed, in 1998, AENOR delivered the first 3 Certifications to the Vocational Education and Training Institutes of Bergara (CIFP Imanol Altuna), Tolosa (CIFP Tolosaldea) and Martutene.

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Ageism

Age discrimination is widespread in institutions, laws and policies around the world. It damages individual health and dignity, as well as economies and societies in general. It denies people their human rights and their ability to reach their full potential.

With this introductory message from the Secretary General of the United Nations, the excellent global report on ageism launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) begins.

The intention of the report issued by the WHO is to denounce this discrimination, and lay the foundations to start working on an approach that addresses all aspects, rights, legislative, social, political, that support people throughout their lives and prevent age from being a discriminatory factor.

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Technology

Biodegradable batteries

A team of scientists in the Basque Country has developed biodegradable batteries with a useful life of 27 years, made with materials such as cellulose and mollusk glue. These eco-batteries can decompose in organic containers at the end of their useful life and help reduce the growing amount of electronic waste in Spain. Unlike conventional lithium-ion batteries, which last only a few years and cause a huge environmental impact, these biodegradable batteries could be a more sustainable and environmentally friendly solution.

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Society

The new VET

The Basque Country is moving forward in the implementation of the new Vocational Education and Training (VET) model in Spain. Approximately 10 or 12 training centres in the region will begin to offer the five levels of official VET accreditation, from micro-training (grade A) to specialist course degrees and masters in training (grades D and E) starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.

This offer will be available for students in the educational system, workers and the unemployed. The Basque VET has already implemented many of the new features included in the new state royal decree, and the offer will expand to 70 integrated centres in the 2024-2025 academic year. The Basque Country has an advanced vocational education and training model and allocated more than 400 million euros annually to vocational education and training, with a network of 180 centres and 5,300 teachers.

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Society

The Silver Economý

By 2050, it is estimated that 1 in every five people will be over 65 years of age. This aging of the population, an increasingly marked trend in the world, is giving way to the so-called silver economy.

A United Nations report estimates that the number of people aged 80 and over will triple, from 143 million in 2019 to 426 million in 2050.

This population will increase steadily in the coming decades and is expected to exceed the population of children under 15 years of age in 2047.

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Technology

Quantum Computer in San Sebastian

San Sebastián will host IBM's sixth international quantum computer at the end of 2024 after those located in the United States, Germany, Japan, Canada and South Korea.

A scientific infrastructure on which the Basque Government and the Provincial Councils will invest more than 50 million euros

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Culture

STEAM Metodology

It is a type of education which integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


It connects them with the Arts and Humanities, develops basic skills, both transversal and disciplinary, and empowers students to responsibly face the challenges of our society.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to perform human tasks such as reasoning, learning and planning. AI is used in a wide range of applications, from virtual assistants to autonomous vehicles and machine translations. It also plays a role in cybersecurity and combating disinformation. AI has advanced thanks to increased computing power and data availability. The European Commission classifies AI into two categories: software (such as search engines and virtual assistants) and AI embedded in robots, drones and autonomous vehicles. AI has a significant impact on society and the economy, spanning fields such as health, transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and public administration.

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Microcredentials

Microcredentials certify learning outcomes obtained in short-term learning experiences, such as a short course or training. They offer a flexible and personalized way to help people acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies they need for their personal and professional development.

Shorter forms of learning opportunities than traditional qualifications, such as micro-credentials, are rapidly developing across Europe and around the world.

 

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Sustainability

The Green Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen, the door to clean and inexhaustible energy

Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the universe and is a source of clean and inexhaustible energy, which only emits water vapor as fuel.

However, hydrogen never appears alone in nature, but associated with other elements. The energy that is used for the process of separating hydrogen from other elements is what determines whether it is a sustainable fuel or not.

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Technology

iTlent - Basque Talent Centre for VET

The Basque Institute of Talent in Vocational Education and Training, iTlent, is created as a technical body whose main objective is applied research, development and implementation and transfer of advanced learning methodological models.

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Society

Expertise: What do we mean?

Expertise: ZGE likes to have an observatory from which to analyze current news and try to discover the keys that can shape the future in the field of its concern.

ZGE wants to have some sources of information from which to obtain data and evidence that provide two very relevant facts:

 

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