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0:15 Airline uses AI to cut food waste – KLM’s new tool predicts how many meals will be needed on board based on the fact that not everyone makes their flight. On average, 3-5% of people do not board the plane on time, says KLM. So its AI tool TRAYS takes this historical data and makes food prep forecastsfor every stage of the catering process from purchasing to loading.

2:14 Fintech is growing fast – Fintech is short for ‘financial tech’. Services that deliver money to clients digitally. These include phone banking, online investing and insurance and securing a business loan via an app. Across the industry, customer numbers are growing by more than 50%.

6:07 How e-voting works – This year, around half of the world’s population will go to the polls. Some of those citizens will cast votes electronically. Kerala in India trialed the world’s first electronic voting machines in 1982.

8:34 EU's new AI law explained – European lawmakers have just passed the Artificial Intelligence Act. It contains steps to fight misinformation and fake news in a year when 9 European countries go to the polls.

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