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U.N.'s world of words: AI finds leaders' top 3 universal concerns

By region, the word clouds differ but are similar enough to show the top shared concerns at the U.N. General Assembly.

A U.N. global 'word cloud' based on statements before the U.N. General Assembly (AN/U.N.)

Climate, development and peace are the most widely shared concerns for the planet based on an artificial intelligence-assisted analysis of world leaders' speeches before the U.N. General Assembly last month.

The U.N.’s Department of Global Communications used AI to determine the global and regional word patterns among speeches given by 178 world leaders and ministers at the assembly's 78th session in New York. Its findings were published in U.N. News, the world body's stories about itself.

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