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‘Let Institutions Work’: Prime Minister On Vitals Inquiry Findings

'Let Institutions Work': Prime Minister On Vitals Inquiry Findings
May 27 2024 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela reiterated the importance of letting the “institutions work” when questioned about the Vitals inquiry findings.

Speaking to journalists of MaltaToday outside the court building on Monday, Abela expressed his agreement with the President’s call for the courts to decide the case calmly and without external pressures.

When asked by MaltaToday whether, regardless of guilt, the facts revealed by the inquiry were concerning, Abela said that he took the necessary political steps in 2020 without commenting on anyone’s guilt.

“That is a matter for the courts to decide. We must allow the institutions to function properly. It is not my place to judge guilt or innocence,” he said.

These comments came a day after MaltaToday published the full inquiry into the Vitals scandal. Abela emphasized that the inquiry itself is not evidence and does not establish guilt, but merely compiles facts for the court to evaluate.

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Around 75% Of Workers Use AI At Work, New Survey Finds

Around 75% Of Workers Use AI At Work, New Survey Finds
May 27 2024 Share

According to a new survey by Microsoft and LinkedIn, around 75% of knowledge workers use AI at work, with 46% of them having started using it less than 6 months ago.

The 2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report found that users say AI helps them save time (90%), focus on their most important work (85%), be more creative 84% and enjoy work more (83%).

Meanwhile, 79% of leaders agree that their company needs to adopt AI to stay competitive, but 59% worry about quantifying the productivity gains of AI.

60% of leaders worry their organisation’s leadership lacks a pan and vision to implement AI.

In terms of age, Gen Z (ages 18 to 28) are using AI tools which are not provided by their organisation at work at 85%.

78% of millennials (ages 29 to 43) are doing so, with 76% of Gen X (44 to 57) using AI. Even boomers at the age of 58 and over seem to be adopting AI, at 73%.

The survey targeted 31,000 people across 31 countries.

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Adorable Shelter Dog Watches Social Media Content

Adorable Shelter Dog Watches Social Media Content
May 27 2024 Share

An adorable moment was caught on video and shared on the Facebook page of Association for Abandoned Animals, showing shelter dog Malcolm taking a keen interest in mobile phone content.

As he sat on the lap of Aunty Reepaula, Malcolm seems to have spotted something very interesting on the human’s phone, tilting his head in curiosity.

His gaze kept returning to the phone’s screen as something clearly had him looking!

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Augmented Reality Surgery at HopeXchange Medical Centre, Ghana

Augmented Reality Surgery at HopeXchange Medical Centre, Ghana
May 27 2024 Share

“We are excited to announce a groundbreaking initiative at the HopeXchange  Medical Center in Kumasi Ghana.  For several years, our General Surgery department has received invaluable support from leading experts at the National University Hospital Singapore (NUHS). Building upon our successful collaborations, we are embarking on a pioneering endeavor that promises to redefine the landscape of surgical practice: the integration of Mixed Reality (MR) technology into our surgical procedures.”

“Mixed Reality, leveraging the cutting-edge capabilities of Microsoft HoloLens, represents a convergence of virtual and physical worlds. Through a fusion of sensors, advanced optics, and holographic processing, MR seamlessly overlays digital information onto the real-world surgical environment, creating a dynamic and interactive experience for surgeons. This technology enables holographic displays that integrate seamlessly with the surgical field, providing invaluable visual insights and enhancing surgical decision-making.”

“Through this initiative, surgeons at HopeXchange Medical Center  will engage in real-time communication with their counterparts at NUHS Singapore during surgical procedures. This unprecedented collaboration will enable seamless consultation and advice exchange, empowering surgeons to make informed decisions and optimize patient outcomes. The successful implementation of this initiative has required extensive coordination, involving the integration of MR devices, advanced technology, and the support of local telecommunications agencies to enable real-time communication via 4G connectivity within the hospital.”

“At the forefront of this initiative are the esteemed experts from NUHS: Professor Glenn Bonney and Dr. Gao Yujia, who are renowned leaders in the fields of surgery and MR application, respectively. Their expertise and guidance have been instrumental in shaping this initiative and ensuring its success.”

Mario Cappello, the President and CEO of HopeXchange Medical Center commented that ‘This landmark endeavor holds the potential to revolutionize surgical practice in our region in Africa. By leveraging MR technology for pre-operative planning and intraoperative decision-making, we aim to enhance the quality of care and sustainability of surgical procedures. This initiative not only signifies a significant milestone in our ongoing partnership with NUHS but also underscores our commitment to advancing healthcare through innovation and collaboration with other premier medical institutions from other countries in Europe and the United States of America.

“Together, we are poised to embark on a transformative journey that will reshape the future of surgery, setting new standards of excellence and paving the way for enhanced patient care and surgical outcomes in our Ghana and beyond’.”

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