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Combo flu-COVID vaccine, AI security threats, stable oil amid Mideast tensions, 110M forcibly displaced

Today ChatGPT read 1297 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 4 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.6] Pfizer and BioNTech develop combo flu and COVID-19 vaccine. — Reuters

Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their flu and COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response against strains of both viruses in an early- to mid-stage trial. The companies plan to begin a late-stage trial in the coming months. The vaccine has the potential to simplify immunization practices by addressing two respiratory diseases with a single injection.

[7.1] AI poses security risks, including cyber-attacks and terrorism, warns report. — The Independent

A new report released by the Government Office for Science warns that AI will pose significant security risks to the UK within the next two years. By 2025, AI is expected to increase the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks, scams, fraud, and other crimes. The report also highlights the potential for AI to enhance terrorist capabilities, including propaganda, weapons development, and attack planning. The government is urging honesty about the risks associated with AI and the need to address them while harnessing its benefits.

[7.0] Biden administration seeks stable oil prices amid Middle East tensions. — The New York Times [$]

The Biden administration is concerned about a potential conflict in the Middle East causing a surge in global oil prices and is exploring ways to keep American gasoline prices stable. This includes discussions with oil-producing nations like Saudi Arabia and American oil producers to increase supply. The administration is also considering authorizing new releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which was depleted last year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

[7.0] 110 million forcibly displaced worldwide, conflicts and natural disasters main drivers. — UN News

As of June 2023, there were 110 million forcibly displaced individuals worldwide, with an additional 4 million estimated to have been displaced between June and September. The main drivers of forced displacement were conflicts in Ukraine, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Myanmar, as well as drought, floods, and insecurity in Somalia. Low and middle-income countries hosted three-quarters of those in need of international protection.

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