automation

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

what causes low housing affordability

What Causes Low Housing Affordability – The Real Issues

What Causes Low Housing Affordability? Low Wages is a Big One!

What causes low housing affordability? This is a question people have been asking since this current property boom began.

Perhaps it isn’t the right question.

Perhaps it is not “what causes low housing affordability?”  but “why can’t people afford houses?” Why do we have cops that couch surf?

Housing Affordability – The Real Issue and What Can Be Done About It. DF Partners, May 2017

Only 8% of Australians aged between 18 and 35 (the millennials) believe they will be financially better off than their parents (Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017). Housing affordability is top of mind for many Australians in this age group resulting from national house prices accelerating ahead of national income.

In this article Development Finance Partners’ (DFP) Senior Credit Executive Stephen Turner discusses the dynamics behind the issue and assesses the potential solutions.

Affordable housing for keyworkers couch surfing cops

Affordable Housing for Keyworkers: Cops Who Couch Surf

Affordable Housing for keyworkers is almost impossible to get and costs our communities in many different ways

affordable housing for keyworkers

Lack of affordable Housing for Keyworkers COSTS BIGTIME!

Lack of Affordable Housing for Keyworkers is a drain on our communities

A fine example is how a lack of affordable housing for keyworkers effects the quality of policing. Police who live in the community are simply able to do a better job. They are more aware of the people in the community and their problems.

Revealed: Peninsula’s housing crisis hits key workers

SOME police officers on the northern beaches are couch surfing or sleeping in cars between shifts due to a lack of affordable housing.

The revelation comes as former Warringah mayor Michael Regan has urged the Northern Beaches Council to introduce a plan for affordable housing.

Northern Beaches Police commander Superintendent Dave Darcy said it was “a tough life for a young cop”. A NUMBER of police officers on the northern beaches are couch surfing or sleeping in the back of cars between shifts due to a lack of affordable housing.

Source: The Manly Daily

When I was a boy the local police played sport and had a beer with people in the community. The local police were coaches and parents themselves. It is no wonder that now everything is “by the book”. Police are seen as more and more detached from the communities they serve?

“At least 50 per cent of our staff don’t live in the area, they are commuting because they have young families or are young homebuyers who have been competed out of the market.”
Supt Darcy said the “community is losing out on police who have grown up in the area, they make for far better police in your community”.Via newslocal.newspaperdirect.com

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