Revue de Presse : 17 Juillet 2023 // Press Review: July 17, 2023
🇨🇵 6 infos cette semaine ! Voici le choix de la “rédac” StoriesOut 🙂
On se demande comment mieux intégrer les femmes dans la Tech ⚖️ Les anglais ont peur d’avoir chaud 🥵 Le Royaume-Uni et 11 autres pays s’unissent contre les violences sexistes en ligne 💻 L’UE rend les smartphones plus verts ♻️ L’IA commence à remplacer des humains pour certaines missions 🤖 La chanteuse et comédienne Jane Birkin est morte à l’âge de 76 ans.
🇬🇧 This week’s six stories! Here are the StoriesOut editor’s picks 🙂
We look at how to improve women’s equality in Tech ⚖️ Brits are afraid of the climbing temperatures in Europe’s holiday spots 🥵 the UK and 11 other countries, unite against online gender-based violence online 💻 the EU makes smartphones greener ♻️ AI starts replacing humans for certain roles 🤖 British and French singer and actress Jane Birkin has died aged 76.
👉 Comment faire de la Tech un domaine d’avenir pour les femmes ?
👉 ‘I am worried about my health’: British holidaymakers fear heatwave in Europe
👉 ‘French icon’ actress Jane Birkin dies aged 76
👉Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: preliminary landscape analysis
👉Sustainable smartphones calling? The eco-friendly new design rules to extend the life of your handset
👉 ‘Inevitable’ jobs will be more automated, says new AI adviser
#1. Comment faire de la Tech un domaine d’avenir pour les femmes ?
Le dernier Think Tank Marie Claire Agir pour l’Égalité a été l’occasion de comprendre pourquoi les jeunes filles sont les grandes absentes des milieux scientifiques et techniques à l’école, comme en entreprise. Seules 33% sont encouragées par leurs parents à s’orienter vers le numérique, qui est pourtant un vivier d’emplois passionnants et bien rémunérés.
Au point que l’on trouve ensuite très peu de femmes dans cet univers empreint de préjugés sexistes. Elles sont par ailleurs très peu à créer leur boîte: 12,5 % sont fondatrices ou CEO dans la French Tech et 3% seulement sont créatrices de logiciels.
#2. ‘I am worried about my health’: British holidaymakers fear heatwave in Europe
British holidaymakers aiming to travel to mainland Europe this summer are worried they are not going to be able to cope with temperatures that may exceed 40C, with some having to cancel their tourist plans.
Others already on holiday were having second thoughts. “We did this for a treat,” said one 61-year-old woman from London, who has gone on a cruise around the Mediterranean with her son before he heads to university. “We had booked excursions but by the looks of it we will stay on the boat the whole time because it will be too hot to do anything really
#3. ‘French icon’ actress Jane Birkin dies aged 76
The singer, actress and fashion icon Jane Birkin has died at the age of 76.
The English-French star was known for her personal and artistic relationship with songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, recording the iconic track « Je T’aime…moi non plus » with him.
She also inspired Hermès’ Birkin handbag, which is popular around the world. Birkin was born in London but found fame singing in French, relocating there in the 1970s.
#4. Technology-facilitated gender-based violence: preliminary landscape analysis
The Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse (Global Partnership) brings together 12 countries, including the UK, with support from a multi-disciplinary advisory group.
It works to prioritise, understand, prevent, and address technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV).
#5. Sustainable smartphones calling? The eco-friendly new design rules to extend the life of your handset
The current status quo of smartphone design, repair and longevity could finally be upended in favour of users – and the planet. That is the message from campaign groups on the landmark overhaul of rules concerning batteries and eco-sensitive design working their way through the various legislative bodies of the European Union – a market big enough to force manufacturers to change, even if EU rules don’t directly apply to other regions.
MEPs voted on 14 June to accept new battery regulations, elements of which look to ensure cells in smartphones and gadgets can be replaced with parts available for five years after the device is discontinued. In many cases, the rules say, batteries should be user-replaceable “without requiring the use of specialised tools” and without the heat or solvents typically required to unglue components today.
#6. ‘Inevitable’ jobs will be more automated, says new AI adviser
Protecting British jobs will be a challenge as artificial intelligence systems become more advanced, the new head of the government’s AI taskforce has told the BBC.
Ian Hogarth said it was « inevitable » that more jobs would become increasingly automated. The whole world will have to rethink the way in which people work, he added. « There will be winners or losers on a global basis in terms of where the jobs are as a result of AI, » he said.