Why Robots Are Taking Over The World – And That’s A Good Thing

Why Robots Are Taking Over The World - And That's A Good Thing

Robot Prosper Insights & Analytics Robots and automation are not "taking jobs" in this latest economic downturn but are instead doing the work that few people want to do — from weeding fields to cleaning floors to stacking boxes. And automation is helping in much more sophisticated ways as well, such as helping doctors make faster and more accurate diagnoses, or banks to spot fraud, or unsnarling supply chain logistics.

In this interview, we speak with Kevin Dunlap, managing partner at Calibrate Ventures , about the future of robotics and automation, why companies need to automate to survive bumpy economic […]

Guaranteed Income Program for Pregnant Black People Expands to 4 California Counties

Guaranteed Income Program for Pregnant Black People Expands to 4 California Counties

A first-in-the-nation experiment to give cash to pregnant Black people in San Francisco is expanding to four counties in California after receiving $6.5 million in city and state funding.

Since June 2021, the Abundant Birth Project has given $1,000 per month to nearly 150 Black residents during a portion of their pregnancies and the first six months of their children’s lives. With the extra funding from the California Department of Social Services and another $1.5 million in city funds, the program aims to reach another 525 people in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

The goal is […]

More Americans to get monthly payments between $600 and $1,000 from $5million pot – see if you qualify

More Americans to get monthly payments between $600 and $1,000 from $5million pot – see if you qualify

ANOTHER group of Americans is set to get monthly payments worth up to $1,000 thanks to the state providing additional funding.

In November, California’s Department of Social Services (DSS) announced a big plan where it would allocate $25million towards state universal basic income programs. Another 425 mothers will get the monthly payments And this week, San Francisco said that it got a $5million award to expand the Abundant Birth Project.

This is a UBI program in collaboration with Mayor London Breed and women’s advocate organization Expecting Justice.For a year from June 2021, the Abundant Birth Project provided $1,000 monthly payments to […]

Machine Vision Developments Drive Automation Upward

Machine Vision Developments Drive Automation Upward

All Images Source: A3 With the ability to automate processes and improve productivity across disparate industries, machine vision has never been more important. Both in and beyond the factory floor, customer needs continue to expand and evolve, but suppliers have risen to the challenge by expanding the capabilities of machine vision technology in lockstep.

The following provides a look into some of the latest trends in machine vision, in terms of both technologies and applications. This includes the growing importance of deep learning, increased automation in logistics and warehousing, and advances in robotic pick-and-place technologies. Transformative Technologies

Over the past […]

Germany Considers €20,000 Basic Inheritance

Germany Considers €20,000 Basic Inheritance

The ‘basic inheritance’ is supposed to equalize chances for success in education and facilitate employment, but the reality is more complicated. Half of Germany’s population does not have any savings. A financial push—funded by the taxpayer—is now supposed to bring ‘justice’ to those who have no savings and no inheritance to look forward to. The proposal would mean that €20,000 would be given by the state to anyone turning 18. The total cost for this economic ‘gift’ would amount to €15 billion annually, as estimated by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the think tank of SPD and […]

Accounting outsourcing to accounting automation : How Indian outsourcing industry is moving up the value chain

Accounting outsourcing to accounting automation : How Indian outsourcing industry is moving up the value chain

Ganesh Ranganathan

In the 90’s India emerged as the world’s preferred destination for IT & Business Process Outsourcing service centres. Global companies established partnerships with their Indian service providers or set up their own offshore centres across India initially targeting metros like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad & Delhi.

Within no time, second tier cities like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Chandigarh and Mysuru also became active BPO centres creating 1000’s of IT and BPO jobs.This trend has continued for the next 3 decades, thanks to the availability of skilled manpower, lower cost and economies of scale.Call centres and English accent training centres sprung up […]

Introducing the universal basic income grant in South Africa

Introducing the universal basic income grant in South Africa

Janine Walter, Director, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa; Princess Majola, Assembly of the Unemployed; Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu; Dominic Brown of AIDC; Brenda Sibeko from Social Development and webinar moderator Zikhona Ntshona. The majority of South Africans are unable to afford daily bread, basic sanitation, decent housing and the resources to seek and find work, and they are disempowered from participating in the economy. With more than half the population living on less than R1 335 per month, many cannot afford to meet their food needs — while 10% of the population owns 90% of the wealth. […]

7 tips to help you save time at work

7 tips to help you save time at work

“It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs (shutterstock) Many of us think about the amount of money we are spending but rarely do we ever pause to think about the time we have and how we are really spending it. And with many of us spending half of our waking days working, it is imperative that we learn how to be more mindful of our time. After all, time is the only currency that you can never have more of. “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, […]

These are the Good Old Days

There is a broad spectrum of intriguing news parading across the Internet these days. I struggle with volume and at times with comprehension. I periodically just do not get it.

These pages are frequently about automation. That is going to have major impacts in the coming years on employment, workplace safety, and even injury and recovery management. Artificial intelligence and robotics are here to stay. They are permeating society and will likely change our world, work and beyond.

See e.g. Chatbot wins 160,000 Cases (June 2016), The Running Man from Pensacola (July 2015), Nero May be Fiddling (April 2017), and Robotics […]

How do you think a guaranteed basic income would affect economic growth?

How do you think a guaranteed basic income would affect economic growth?

1.The current job market would be affected because there would be a guaranteed income. With all the jobs that are currently being done being automated, there would be a lack of people available to do those jobs. Industries such as construction, manufacturing and grocery stores would be most affected because the people who are currently doing those jobs would no longer have to do them.

2.A guaranteed basic income would have a significant impact on the current job market. First of all, it would allow people to transition from jobs that do not pay a living wage or are not […]