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It’s Not Easy to Teach Robot Drivers to Think Like Humans

   Relative to human motorists, the driverless vehicles now undergoing testing on public roads are overly cautious, maddeningly slow, and prone to abrupt halts or bizarre paralysis caused by bikers, joggers, crosswalks or anything else that doesn’t fit within the neat confines of binary robot brains....

#MeToo Brings Positive Changes and Unintended Consequences to Workplaces

Economy, Risk Management       Oct 14, 2018

  Has the workplace changed in the year since New York Times reported the first allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein? At the very least, many powerful men have altered their behavior, according to a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management.   A third...

Gender diversity is likely to be boost productivity growth: IMF study

Economy       Oct 09, 2018

  Gender diversity is likely to boost productivity growth, including in countries like India, as women bring new skills to the workplace, according to the IMF. The progress has been made in increasing female labour force participation in the past two decades but the pace has...

Aadhaar may be India's gift to Africa that even China's $125 bn can't beat

Economy, Technology       Oct 07, 2018

  Over the last two decades, China has invested more than $125 billion in Africa to build ports, highways, airports, railways and other infrastructure. Chinese President Xi Jinping says funds, to the tune of $60 billion, will continue to flow because "inadequate infrastructure is believed to...

Contingent workforce continues to thrive in Asia Pacific: Report

Economy, Life-News, Non Life-News       Sep 23, 2018

  Companies in the Asia Pacific region including India are integrating freelancers, independent contractors and consultants at a rapid rate into their existing pool of employees, says a report.    According to a KellyOCG's Workforce Agility Barometer report, one in four C-suite leaders in Asia-Pacific reported that...

Per capita alcohol consumption more than doubled in India from 2005 to 2016

Health       Sep 22, 2018

    Per capita alcohol consumption in India has more than doubled from 2005 to 2016, according to a report by the WHO.    In India, the consumption of alcohol has increased from 2.4 litres in 2005 to 5.7 litres in 2016 with 4.2 litres being consumed by...

Philippines channels India with ID system to get poorest on map

Economy, Risk Management       Sep 16, 2018

  Mayalyn Magracia is one of millions of undocumented Filipinos.    “Like an alien,” is how the housekeeper in Manila describes what she felt when she discovered she had no birth record.    That was over a decade ago, when Magracia hoped to find work in a factory...

1 in 4 adults are inactive: WHO Study

Health       Sep 05, 2018

  New data published in The Lancet Global Health today show that more than one in four adults globally (28% or 1.4 billion people) are physically inactive. However this can be as high as one in three adults inactive in some counties.   The paper, authored by...

Artificial Intelligence to impact jobs but no mass unemployment expected: UN labour expert

Technology       Sep 05, 2018

  Rise of frontier technologies like Artificial Intelligence has caused fears of robots taking over blue-collar jobs, but a UN expert says mass unemployment is not expected as humans still have the upper hand given their creative abilities.   Ekkehard Ernst, Chief of Macro-economic policies and job...

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