The long-awaited investigation into the British government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic began in London as bereaved families held a vigil outside proceedings.
The Covid-19 Inquiry is being chaired by former High Court judge Baroness Hallett and is expected to last three years, while being streamed on YouTube.
Its first module will focus on whether response to the pandemic was planned properly, while the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK group, which has almost 7,000 members, says Tuesday’s opening “marks the end of a two-year battle by the bereaved to get a statutory public inquiry”.
Sir Keir Starmer’s the latest politician to get stuck into the thorny issue of artificial intelligence at London Tech Week, this time talking about how it could be used by the NHS.
The Labour leader’s also warned of what he described as “extreme risks” from the emerging technology.
Twitter is about to enter what the platform’s new boss, Linda Yaccarino, has called its “2.0” phase after she took the helm from owner Elon Musk.
Despite the social media network being dogged by accusations of bots, bias and fake news, Yaccarino wants it to become “the world’s most accurate real-time information source” as a “global town square”.
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