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IT and Media news week 33.

The Week That Was: IT and Media news week 33

International Data Corporation, IDC, is downgrading its forecast for quantum computing “considerably” saying it will continue to experience slower growth until there is a major quantum hardware development. Other technologies, such as generative AI, are expected to offer greater near-term value for end users, IDC says. Worldwide quantum computing market will be $ 7.6 billion by 2027, down $ 1 billion from its previous forecast.

The global focus on generative artificial intelligence has created an intensified demand for data. During the normally calm holiday season, companies have been active taking positions in the data race. So has US-based news agency Associated Press (AP) and OpenAI announced an agreement to share access to news content for generative AI in news products and services.

Everything changed for women and girls in Afghanistan in Afghan women’s struggle – a web space documenting their fightAugust two years ago. UN Women has launched  “After August – Voices of Afghan women two years after the Taliban takeover” as a digital space to document and share the experiences of Afghan women during the two years. 

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