OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: High Seas treaty to save ocean life

World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on June 8  (Getty Images)
World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on June 8 (Getty Images)

United Nations member states agree an historic deal to protect nearly a third of the world’s oceans by 2030.

The High Seas Treaty covers international waters where all countries have a right to fish, ship and undertake research.

Tech & Science Daily podcast speaks with Simon Walmsley, chief marine advisor at the World Wide Fund for Nature, on new fishing quotas, shipping routes and deep sea mining in protected areas.

The UK’s new Science, Innovation and Technology minister says artificial intelligence software such as ChatGPT could be used for civil service jobs.

Michelle Donelan also wants to investigate deploying AI in administrative rolls to assist teachers and healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, PM Rishi Sunak sets out plans to build a post-Brexit technology “superpower” by the end of the decade.

More than £360 million is being invested into the tech sector, including a development of superomputers.

Plus, research into TikTok’s eating disorders algorithms, historians discover Roman-era British gladiators, Snapchat child safety anger and new M3 iMac rumours.

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