|The week ahead (9–16 October)|
Ongoing till 12 October: The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF2023) is taking place in Kyoto, Japan and online this week. Follow our dedicated space on Dig.Watch for reports. Expect a round-up in next week’s edition.
11–12 October: With so many elections around the corner, the EU DisinfoLab’s 2023 conference will have plenty to discuss.
12–15 October: The 13th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Pennsylvania, USA, will address critical issues for resource-constrained and vulnerable people.
16–17 October: This year’s International Regulators’ Forum will be hosted in Cologne, Germany. The Small Nations Regulators’ Forum takes place on the second day.
16–20 October: UNCTAD’s 8th World Investment Forum returns as an in-person event hosted in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
More countries, sectors under attack – Report
Cyberattacks have increased globally, with government-sponsored spying and influence operations on the rise. The primary motives? Stealing information, monitoring communications, and manipulating information. These insights are from Microsoft’s latest Digital Defense Report, covering trends from July 2022 to June 2023.
Empowering everything with AI
This Wall Street Journal article (paywalled) talks about the growing role of AI in practically every aspect of our lives – from virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa to automated systems in the workplace. We’ll soon be unable to escape it.