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ETHICS 11/12 2018

UCPH researchers to develop AI code of ethics

For the next two years, a pair of University of Copenhagen researchers will examine ethical dilemmas associated with artificial intelligence. Among other things, they will follow AI research at close quarters, implement ethics in the academic context and develop a code of ethics that describes responsible research practices in the field of AI.

EQUAL PAY 11/12 2018

Wage transparency works

New research shows that the much-discussed measure of requiring firms to disclose gender segregated wage-statistics to clarify differences in women's and men's wages reduces the pay gap by 7%. An important step in the right direction and knowledge that can boost the ambition to ensure women the same pay for same work, researchers say.

GLUTEN

Should you eat a low-gluten diet?

When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers at University of Copenhagen show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut bacteria. The new study also shows a modest weight loss following low-gluten dieting.

cloudburst

Free tool helps predict if the next downpour will flood your basement

A new digital tool allows users to identify drainage patterns from deluges and identify highly vulnerable areas - for free. The tool has been developed by a University of Copenhagen geographer with a flooded basement tale of his own.

Life expectancy

Less Pollution Can Add a Year to the Lives of Copenhageners in 2040

If air pollution in the city by 2040 is reduced to the level found in the countryside, approximately one year will be added to the lives of Copenhageners, new research reveals. Pollution from traffic, among other things, is the reason why Copenhageners have reduced life expectancy.

Annual commemoration

Annual commemoration with loving regards to 1968

50 years ago, the student rebellion put a permanent mark on the University of Copenhagen – and on the way in which universities are run in Denmark. This was celebrated at the annual commemoration held on 16 November.

QUANTUM RESEARCH

A billion euros for quantum research

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen are part of a high-profile European research collaboration where the EU will spend a billion euros to develop quantum technologies, which will provide us with 100 % secure communication, new supercomputers and more sensitive measuring equipment.

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