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

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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

Time for cities to get smart about transport – SkedGo

Smart Cities, Smart Developments and Smart Homes all part of the puzzle.

As an estimated 3m people move to metropolitan areas every week¹, cities need to keep getting smarter, to continue providing livable spaces for their residents. Otherwise, they will collapse under the myriad issues fast population growth brings. In addition to larger numbers of residents, pressure on public finances, ageing populations, […]

Source: Time for cities to get smart about transport – SkedGo

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Robotics & AI | What Are The Implications For Your Investment Property Portfolio

Drone Robots Even Take In The Furniture

Drone robot that will take your order serve your meal and even pack the furniture away. What jobs will be safe in the future? Will we even have jobs as we have come to think of them?

 

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

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Amazon Retail Threat Is Real To Woollies CEO | Interview by Peter Ryan ABC

Amazon Retail Threat Will Destroy Jobs In Australia.

Amazon retail threat will disrupt retailing in Australia as it has in the US. So why is the government subsidizing employers to train young people in retail sales?

Amazon Retail Threat

 

Mr Banducci was pressed by the ABC on Amazon’s disruptive potential for traditional retailers as the online giant prepares to unleash in Australia later this year.”Amazon is obviously a very material potential competitor in this space,” Mr Banducci said.”Customers are looking for a lot more convenience in the way they shop. Amazon and many others are of course going to provide that convenience if we don’t.”Mr Banducci urged against complacency in relation to Amazon as he unveiled a full-year profit of $1.5 billion — a big bounce back after last year’s loss of $1.2 billion due to write-downs of the failed Masters hardware chain.One of the Woolworths businesses most exposed to online competitors such as Amazon is the Big W chain, which made a loss before tax of $150.5 million.

Source: Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci aware of Amazon retail threat – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Amazon Retail Threat Will Impact On Property Investors

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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

Transforming Healthcare to Homecare – Ericsson ConsumerLab

Healthcare becomes decentralized, moving from hospitals towards homes

Consumers are frustrated with inconveniences and doctor wait times; 39 percent of chronic patients prefer online consultations to face-to-face meetings. Close to two in three consumers say wearables that monitor and administer medication are important to better manage chronic ailments,leading to reduced visits to the doctor. More than half of cross-industry decision makers feel decentralizing healthcare to local centers will improve efficiency and address resource scarcity.


Patient data is centralized, turning hospitals into data centers

35 percent of consumers say that online access to a central repository of medical records will help them easily manage the quality and efficiency of their care; 45 percent of cross-industry experts consider the central repository as a breakthrough in healthcare provisioning. Access to patient data is considered important to improve healthcare. Doctors will become data scientists and data security will become paramount, as 46 percent of cross-industry decision makers already consider data security to be an issue.

Source: Transforming Healthcare to Homecare – Ericsson ConsumerLab