Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants

Property developers need to start thinking outside the box to differentiate their product from the competition! http://snip.ly/y76el

Canberrans living in apartment blocks could soon save on their power bills by bulk-buying electricity.

Source: Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants

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Lyft and Drive.ai Gear Up to Test Autonomous Ride Sharing

Most autonomous car companies see ridesharing and taxi services as the clearest way for fully autonomous vehicles to become useful and cost effective. Unsurprisingly, ridesharing companies (whose largest expense is paying human drivers) are in enthusiastic agreement. Lyft in particular has formed partnerships with GM’s Cruise Automation, Waymo, and nuTonomy.

Last week, Lyft announced a new autonomous vehicle partnership, this time with Drive.ai, who plans to deploy their deep learning-based autonomous vehicles in and around San Francisco.

Lucky San Franciscans can look forward to getting Lyfted by autonomous cars driven by deep learning

Source: Lyft and Drive.ai Gear Up to Test Autonomous Ride Sharing

Autonomous Robots Plant, Tend, and Harvest Entire Crop of Barley

Automation is hitting farming again! The 20th century got rid of the horses, will the 21st century see the end of the people?

So a farmer can sit in his unit on the Gold Coast while the ‘bots run things?

That;s gotta be good if we do it right.

 

 

 

This is as autonomous as farming gets, without any humans having to get themselves dirty, or even go outside

Source: Autonomous Robots Plant, Tend, and Harvest Entire Crop of Barley

As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Jobs at Amazon are changing but total jobs for humans across the economy are falling. What is the answer? Less hours? Universal Basic Income?

Amazon is on the forefront of automation, finding new ways of getting robots to do the work once handled by human employees.

Source: As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles

Twitter | Real Income Is In Negative Growth

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Executives say AI will change business, but aren’t doing much about it – Axios

Business, Investment, Health Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Everything

Are you going make things happen, watch things happen or wonder what happened?

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Artificial intelligence will impact your tenants’ employment and the amenity of your investment property. You’ll need to be prepared.

The survey found “cautious optimism” about how AI will affect employment. Most don’t expect AI to reduce their work force in the next five years, but say it will require employees to acquire new skills. Quoting MIT professor Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of The Second Machine Age, the report says: “AI won’t be able to replace most jobs anytime soon. But in almost every industry, people using AI are starting to replace people who don’t use AI, and that trend will only accelerate.”

Source: Executives say AI will change business, but aren’t doing much about it – Axios

The most arrogant people in Australia are business people and we’re sick of them

The Australian Psyche Won’t Put Up With Inequality

 

How the worm – and the world – turns. When the Abbott government came to power just four years ago, it claimed its arrival signalled the “end of the age of entitlement”. Don’t laugh, it’s happening – but in the opposite way to what treasurer Joe Hockey had in mind.

Source: The most arrogant people in Australia are business people and we’re sick of them

Driverless lorries could mean 600,000 lost jobs. It’s time we took a universal basic income seriously. | Evolve Politics

With trials for self-driving commercial lorries to take place in the UK within the next twelve months, the work days of thousands of Britain’s long-haul drivers may soon be numbered.Of course, these are only preliminary tests – it may well be a decade or more before driverless deliveries and long-distance haulage are an everyday reality. However, with the beginnings already upon us, a boom in automated jobs is surely coming sooner rather than later.

Source: Driverless lorries could mean 600,000 lost jobs. It’s time we took a universal basic income seriously. | Evolve Politics