Monday’s Must Read List

Each week, I publish a list of interesting articles, essays and reports that may be of interest to the digital diplomacy community. This week-

  1. What Is Carbon Capture Technology? (NPR)
  2. Voice AI Technology Is More Advanced Than You Might Think (Forbes)
  3. Cloud seeding in the UAE: The modern technology that’s making it rain in the desert (Gulf News)
  4. Research using patent data could help inform decision-makers by predicting which technologies are improving the fastest (MIT)
  5. China cracks down on celebrity online culture (BBC News)
  6. Tokyo 2020: TikTok becomes the unofficial behind-the-scenes Olympic channel (BBC News)
  7. TikTok Smells Like Gen X Spirit: The Return of Slackers (Wired)
  8. The 20 Most Promising Israeli Startups to Follow in 2021 (Haaretz Newspaper)
  9. Big Tech has its eyes set on the metaverse. Here’s what that means (CNN International)
  10. China’s tech tycoons lose $87bn of wealth after Beijing crackdown (The Financial Times)

Some light reading- Aunts Aren’t Gentlemen by P.G. Woodhouse

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