Monday, June 17, 2024

Week 5 overview

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Many have used some form of artificial intelligence (AI) for research or content creation, and a notable player in the AI field is ChatGPT. While many educational institutions might prohibit this technology to be used by staff and especially its students, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has decided to integrate AI in its teaching and potentially in exams too. Starting this year, DTU said AI will prepare students for the digitalized world and its increasing use of digital tools. The University has also issued a guideline for both its staff and students, emphasizing trust and responsibility, stating that the tools should be used ethically.

Copenhagen may be home to almost 700,000 people, but its Metro systems were used by 120 million passengers last year. Copenhagen Metro not only set a new annual passenger record, but in March, the M3 and M4 lines alone saw 5 million passengers. In November, the Metro carried 11 million passengers. This summer, the M4 to Sydhavn line will open and includes 5 new stations: Copenhagen South, Mozarts Plads, Sluseholmen, Enghave Brygge and Havneholmen. 

Shopping on Temu? Be aware that many products sold on the Chinese webshop do not meet EU safety standards, an NGO warns. Temu, the most downloaded app in Denmark, sells items directly from Chinese manufacturers and is especially popular among young Danes and families. Consumer Council, the NGO, told TV2 that consumers lack the same rights and protections when shopping outside the EU and urged consumers to be aware of their purchases.

Electric vehicle (EV) users will soon be able to travel around Denmark without worrying about a charging point, following an 88% increase in charging points since 2022. As of 2023, the transport ministry said there are 17,400 charging points in Denmark, with the highest increase in Langeland, followed by Høje-Taastrup, Ikast-Brande, Rebild, and Glostrup.  

Those allergic to pollen will struggle with itchy eyes and runny noses now that pollen season has started in Denmark. Though the season started off later than usual, Astma-Allergi Danmark said this season will be longer and more intense, due to climate change and an increase in wild grass growing in the cities. The association also recommends the public to download Dagens Pollental, a free app that provides pollen forecasts and relevant updates. 

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