Category Archives: energy resources
Chandre Dharmawardana, in The Island, 17 April 2023 , ….. whose preferred title is “The relevant and irrelevant fear of Artificial Intelligence”
The oracle-like power of the ‘large-language’ Chatbot named chatGPT has frightened rational techies and mystic mullahs alike. Elon Musk, Steve Wozniac who co-founded Apple Inc., historians like Yuval Harari, and academics like the Turing-prize winner Yoshua Bengio of Montreal University called for a six-month pause for developing AI beyond GPT-4, the latest technology released by OpenAI.
Thiru Arumugam’s Camerawork in THE CEYLANKAN, 25/3, August 2022
Marc Frank in Reuters, 30 July 2022, with this title “Havana announces blackouts, cancels carnival as crisis deepens”
The Cuban capital of Havana will begin electricity blackouts in August, has cancelled carnival and is taking other measures as the country’s energy crisis worsens, state media reported on Saturday.
Colossal Deception: Gross Lies about Sources of Sri Lanka’s Debt Burden foisted on the World by Western Agencies
Benjamin Norton, in Multipolarista, July 12 July 2022 where the title reads thus “Real debt trap: Sri Lanka owes vast majority to West, not China” ... with highlighting emphasis in colours imposde by the Editor, Thuppahi
Sri Lanka owes 81% of its external debt to US and European financial institutions and Western allies Japan and India. China owns just 10%. But Washington blames imaginary “Chinese debt traps” for the nation’s crisis, as it considers a 17th IMF structural adjustment program.
The shortage of fuel and energy has brought the whole of Sri Lanka to a standstill and its citizenry of all walks to mile-long queues. It disrupts social movements, economic activities, business and production of all scales in all the sectors. Addressing the Parliament, on 7th June, Prime Minister (PM) has stated that we have to find $3,300 million for fuel and $250 million for gas over the next six months and that “We need to find new ways as an alternative to the traditional ways if we are to elevate the country from this position”.