Consultancy and accounting firm EY announced that it will let all its 284,000 global employees get an online master’s degree for free. The UK-based company will partner with the Hult International Business School to provide employees with a chance to earn a fully remote corporate master of business education degree. The degree will offer specialized courses in artificial intelligence, sustainable business practices and more. “As the world continues to manage through and adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic, we believe the skills of EY people and their ability to serve clients will be a differentiating factor,” said Carmine Di Sibio, EY global chairman and CEO in a statement. “Through this new fully accredited qualification, EY people will be able to develop the business leadership behaviours and technology skills that will build a better working world.”
This device, mimics the human eye’s structure, is about as sensitive to light, and has a faster reaction time than a real eyeball. It may not come with the telescopic or night vision capabilities that Steve Austin had in The Six Million Dollar Man television show, but this electronic eyepiece does have the potential for sharper vision than human eyes. “In the future, we can use this for better vision prostheses and humanoid robotics,” says engineer and materials scientist Zhiyong Fan of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Women and girls are under-represented in school textbooks or when included are depicted in traditional roles in many countries across the globe, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report by UNESCO. The annual report's fourth edition launched recently points out that not only the number of images of female characters included in the textbooks is very less in comparison to images of males, women are also represented in "less prestigious" occupations and as introverts and passive. While showing men as doctors and women as nurses, only portraying women in subjects pertaining to food, fashion or entertainment, showing women in voluntary roles and men in paid jobs, are among the gender stereotypes pointed out in the report, it also takes note of attempts by few countries to revise the textbook images to reflect more gender balance.