Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Automation

Automation would have eased some Covid economic pain, but the world isn’t prepared

The lockdowns wouldn’t have paralysed economies had we been less dependent on the presence of humans to sustain a certain basic level of economic activity.

The one job that will disappear by 2062 — the job of fighting wars

In 2062: The World That AI Made, Toby Walsh writes about the dangerous scenario of lethal autonomous weapons getting to decide who dies and who lives.

Workers might welcome robots taking over their jobs

A survey found a robotic takeover was easier to accept because it didn’t batter people’s self-image quite so brutally as being replaced by another human.

Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Companies must ensure that employees don’t get stuck in low-skilled jobs, but are instead able to grow in knowledge and skills.

Robots might turn out to be great co-workers

The idea that robots will render humans obsolete & take over their jobs maybe unlikely as nobody knows how many jobs will be replaced and how.

Artificial intelligence can take your job, so political leaders need to start doing theirs

AI should be an election issue, because there is virtually no job that won’t be affected by AI-driven automation.

Crash of two Boeing 737 Max flights puts aircraft automation under intense scrutiny

While automation has without doubt made commercial flying much safer, the man-versus-machine conundrum has been central to civil aviation for years

How young India plans to take on the machines as automation threat looms large

India’s young population is aware that continuous upgradation of their skills is imperative to survive the machine onslaught.

Machines will take over factory jobs as India is running out of humans

Automation will double over the next three years in Indian factories, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson.

Want to survive the robot revolution? You need to start from square one

A WEF study predicts that 54% of employees of the world’s large companies will need significant re- and up-skilling as robots take up more jobs.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.