Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: robots

Robots spell trouble for millennial workers in Europe and US

It would be foolish to dissuade companies from investing in more productive machines. However, governments must ensure that the impact is spread evenly.

No, data doesn’t support theory that robots are replacing human workers

If firms are adding robots to production, it should show up as accelerating productivity. But labour productivity growth has slowed to a crawl since 2010.

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.

Robot ‘Baxter’ could solve shortage of qualified nurses across the world

Students and professors at Imperial College London are developing a robot to assist patients after looking at nursing shortage statistics paired with aging population demographics.

Robots are solving the very expensive research problem of banks

Using so-called AI to automate swathes of the research process is quickly gaining traction because cost-conscious investment banks are downsizing.

Bankers’ cryptic language will no longer be Greek to you, thanks to robots

For central bankers who have long thrived on wielding the power of words, growing use of technology means they’ll need to pay closer attention to what they say and how they say it.

AI-enabled journalism will still have jobs, but not the same ones

Newsrooms have always adapted to waves of new technology, including photography, telephones, computers – or even just the copy machine.

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.

AI is taking jobs & humans are missing the big picture

Most tech companies are focusing on replacing people with AI with an eye on short-term profits instead of using it to create new tasks for humans for long-term growth.

The robots are coming and women’s work faces the greatest risk of automation

New research shows more than 70 per cent of the jobs deemed to be at high risk are held by women.

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Patel, Nehru were right on strong Centre. Just look at US, you can’t leave it to the states

Strong centres can be misused. But let’s not forget that there are many more competing checks and balances on central governments than on states.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.