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

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

Australia must do more to address entrenched disadvantage: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin Chief Executive, CEDA

Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin has had a long and distinguished background in the Australian Parliament, academia and the private sector.

And it sounds like he is as fed up as most of us at poor leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

It is an absolute disgrace and a damning indictment on governments of all persuasions that in a first world economy that has experienced uninterrupted growth for more than 23 years between one and 1.5 million of our fellow Australians are currently experiencing the worst form of entrenched disadvantage arising out of poverty.Under the current public policy regime, those classed as being in entrenched disadvantage have little to no hope of ever being able to move out of poverty. Australians should be both appalled and alarmed by these figures.And for those that don’t find those figures appalling from a societal perspective, keep this in mind. While we fail to invest in the extra layer of support needed to help people get permanently out of entrenched disadvantage the cost of welfare to taxpayers will continue to increase.  What is most concerning is that governments, both Liberal and Labor, have focused almost exclusively on labour market solutions to this problem – the ‘big stick’ approach telling people they’ve got to get a job or face even further financial disadvantage.

Source: Australia must do more to address entrenched disadvantage: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

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

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Universal Basic Income | What Can UBI Do?

Universal basic income! Is It Needed?

Universal basic income or UBI is needed to ensure our economy still works, say some. The western economies will fail due to lack of consumers or due to paying people to do nothing. It depends who you listen to. No matter what happens your investment property will be affected.

I’ve collected this group of articles to try and cover the arguments for and against a universal basic income. First, what is a universal basic income?

universal basic income UBI

Well, when you put it like that….

Universal Basic Income: A Definition

Long Term Affordable Housing Issues | First Jobs To Go

Are Your Tenants Jobs Among The First Jobs To Go?

Long term affordable housing issues abound. The major one is employment. Technology marches on and it is destroying jobs, eliminating jobs. Is your investment property futureproofed or is it a ticking time bomb ready to blow up your retirement?

long term affordable housing affordability futureproof your investment property

Peter Diamandis: It’s the low tech jobs that will be impacted first by long term affordable housing issues

Long Term Affordable Housing Will Be Determined By Employment Or The Lack Of It.