SHADE Newsletter 25th January 2024

Welcome to the fifth edition of the SHADE newsletter! 

SHADE is a research hub with a mission to explore issues at the intersection of digital technologies/AI, health and the environment. It is guided by a fundamental question: How should the balance between AI/digital enabled health and planetary health be struck in different areas of the world, and what should be the guiding principles?

The SHADE newsletter comes out every two weeks, bringing you a selection of the latest news, upcoming events, academic publications and podcasts in the SHADE space.

In this newsletter, we highlight concerns about greenwashing in tech - deliberate and inadvertent. We take a sweep through the latest on AI in health and the recent WHO guidelines in response to its explosive growth, check in on the race to bring sufficient renewable energy online in time to combat the rebound effect, call out the responsibilities of the medical research community, take a look at compostable electronics and much more.  We hope you enjoy it!

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