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We asked ChatGPT Again

What is ChatGPT?: “ChatGPT is an artificial-intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 families of large language models and has been fine-tuned using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques” (Wikipedia). UN Bribery and Money Laundering Networks Since 2015 a number of bribery…


“Great economic and business reporting! Very helpful for us.” Africa Renewal, Africa Section United Nations Department of Public Information By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Mapping to Protect Kenya’s Environment: the eMazingira Solution Development Challenges:Powerful new grassroots crowd-mapping tools have sprung up in the past few years across the global South, from Brazil’s Wikicrimes (…

Venezuela’s Currencies Promote Cooperation Not Competition

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The global economic crisis has spread around the world and is bringing many problems in its wake.  As global currency markets gyrate wildly, and people find they can go from having wealth to being poor almost overnight, the question is being asked: “is there another way?” The global economy is…

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