Helvetas Mosaic - Fall 2021

A Sideways Look

The Workplace Challenges Faced by Vulnerable Social Groups

Welcome to Helvetas Mosaic — a quarterly published by Helvetas Eastern European team for our email subscribers and website visitors. Our articles explore new trends and fresh ideas of international development work in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.


Helvetas Mosaic — Fall 2021

5 Elements of a Just Transition to a Green Economy

The burden of past transitions towards cleaner technologies, e.g. in the textile or mining sectors, has been disproportionately carried by workers. Can we take swift climate action without repeating the same mistake?

Is Artificial Intelligence Discriminatory or Simply Reflective of Humans?

Several high profile artificial intelligence products have shown prejudice – most famously Tay, a Twitter chatbot that started tweeting offensive, sexist and racist posts. Can we attribute this bias to mistakes in programming or does the problem lie deeper?


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