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Russian airlines report a passenger slump

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Airlines across Russia are reporting a 20 per cent drop in passenger numbers from last year

Western sanctions are wreaking havoc on Russia’s aviation industry.

The sector has seen a drop on passengers by 20 per cent, from September last year.

Moscow’s war in Ukraine led to many western countries banning Russian airlines from using their airspace.

Meanwhile, manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing have also stopped selling planes and parts to Russia.

Some Russian companies have been forced to use old parts in lieu of repairs from manufacturers.

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“I think there is a great risk”: will AI steal our jobs?

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Artificial Intelligence has become an increasingly powerful and pervasive force in our modern world.

 
Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. However, the growing advancements have the potential to revolutionise industries, improve efficiency, and enhance the quality of life.

Along with its promising advancements, artificial intelligence also brings certain risks and challenges that must be acknowledged and addressed.

It has become the focus of lawmakers, who are working towards greater regulation of the sector.

U.S. and European Union officials recently met in Sweden to weigh up the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.

“The AI process is creeping up on us,” said Dr Keith Suter, who is a global futurist.

“You’ve got competition between companies.”

It’s almost like some of us can see this raft that’s heading towards the rapids and a disappearance towards the waterfall, and we’re giving a warning but it’s not being heeded because everybody’s in this race to get down to the river,” Dr Suter said.

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The world’s best airline has been named for 2023

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A lie-flat seating concept in economy is making waves for the world’s best airline

One of the world’s premiere safety and product rating websites, AirlineRatings.com has announced its 2023 Airline of the Year.

Air New Zealand won the award for its exceptional achievements in in-flight innovations, which include the upcoming Skynest beds in the Economy cabin, its environmental leadership, and the dedication of its staff.

Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran said the recognition acknowledges his remarkable team.

“We owe our success to the dedication and hard work of our 12,000 Air New Zealanders who wake each morning to connect Kiwis with each other and the world.

“This award belongs to them for their grit, commitment, and the exceptional service they deliver every day.”

Air New Zealand nudged out previous winner Qatar Airways (2021, 2022) Etihad Airways, Korean Air and Singapore Airlines for the top spot.

The AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards are judged by five editors, who boast decades of industry experience.

Airlines are judged across 11 key criteria including fleet age, passenger reviews, profitability, investment, product offerings, and staff relations.

“It is a sign that we have got our swing back and that our relentless focus on doing the basics brilliantly and delivering our Kia Mau strategy with precision and ambition is working,” Mr Foran said.

However, he explained there are ares for improvement as the global travel sector recovers from the height of the pandemic.

“As with many airlines worldwide, we understand that our fantastic team faces difficulties in providing the service we strive for and that our customers expect. We’re working hard to address these challenges.”

Air New Zealand won Best Economy Class, while Qatar Airways picked up Best Business Class for the fourth-year running and Best Catering.

Singapore Airlines received the Best First Class award, while Virgin Australia/Virgin Atlantic won Best Cabin Crew.

Best-In-Flight Entertainment and Best Premium Economy went to Emirates, while Qantas was recognised for Best Lounges.

Geoffrey Thomas is the Editor-in-Chief at AirlineRatings.com, who said there was tough competition.

“In our objective analysis Air New Zealand came out number one in many key areas although it was a very close scoring for the top five.”

The awards also recognised the world’s Best Low-Cost Airlines.

Southwest Airlines won in the Americas category; while Fly Dubai (Middle East); AirAsia (Asia); Jetstar (Australia/Pacific) and Ryanair (Europe) all won in their respective regions.

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Deepfakes are taking over Hollywood

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Deepfakes are the online phenomenon changing the way in which we consume and trust social media

 
Have you ever scrolled through social media and found a celebrity selling something a bit left of centre?

Chances are you have fallen victim to a deepfake.

These images and videos are a type of artificial intelligence, which promises to create doctored videos, which are almost impossible to tell apart from the real thing.

They have typically been used in pornographic clips and for celebrity endorsements.

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