China elder care sector plugs smart gadgets to fill workforce gaps

China elder care sector plugs smart gadgets to fill workforce gaps

Shanghai (AFP) – With internet-connected sleep monitors, robotic arms and calorie-counting cafeteria plates, China’s elder care industry is hoping automation will provide the solution to an ageing population and a shrinking workforce.

3 min China’s elder care industry is hoping automation will provide the solution to an ageing population and a shrinking workforce Hundreds of retirees were among visitors to a crowded industry fair in Shanghai this week, thronging booths touting everything from luxury retirement homes to physiotherapy robots.

China’s population has declined since 2022 after more than 60 years of uninterrupted growth, prompting fears of a future labour crunch […]

Why some tech has negative outcomes for employee wellbeing

Why some tech has negative outcomes for employee wellbeing

Report links tech such as AI, wearables, biometrics, robots to lower quality of life Whenever new tech promises to revolutionize the workplace, much attention or concern is devoted to the potential impact on job loss. Whether it was the printing press back in the 1500s or the personal computer in the 1980s, automation and digitization can be considered a threat to employment.

The same is true with the arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI, as massive job losses have been predicted worldwide, along with a huge demand for upskilling and new skills to adapt to the new tech.

But […]

Fast food workers blindsided by sudden closure of Fosters Freeze in Lemoore

Fast food workers blindsided by sudden closure of Fosters Freeze in Lemoore

Closed signs posted on the doors of Fosters Freeze in Lemoore. (Photo: Moninca Navarro) LEMOORE, Calif. (FOX26) — Employees at Fosters Freeze in Lemoore are out of a job.

Assistant General Manager Monica Navarro says she was called Monday morning by her boss who was at the restaurant to open, only to find the locks were being changed.

[RELATED] New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers in California set to start Monday Navarro said she thought it was an April Fools joke.After learning it was real, she drove to the restaurant on Hanford Armona Rd, where the owner was […]

ProGlove & topsystem Revolutionise Logistics Solutions

ProGlove & topsystem Revolutionise Logistics Solutions

Manufacturing needs humans and automation to succeed ProGlove & topsystem team up to elevate data capture in manufacturing. Pierre Mikaelsson, CPO at ProGlove, tells us more about innovations in automation

ProGlove has announced that it is teaming up with topsystem, a division of Ehrhardt Partner Group, to improve mobile logistics solutions. Together, they will combine topsystem’s LYDIA Voice Pick-by-Voice solution with ProGlove’s MARK family of wearable barcode scanners.

These are aimed to untether frontline workers and give them additional mobility. It is hoped that this hands-free experience will advance safety, quality and efficiency. Extended data capturing in manufacturing To connect […]

Robots in social care: the human touch at risk

Robots in social care: the human touch at risk

‘Carebots’ are the mooted solution to the ageing crisis and staff shortages—but empathy and compassion are irreplaceable. The robotic pet Paro (seen here in Japan) is one thing but physical-assistance robots are another (Ned Snowman / shutterstock.com) Can robots feel responsibility and commitment? Can they offer sympathy, compassion and kindness? Can they tell if someone is feeling lonely, sad, fearful or depressed? Can robots be caring? A report commissioned by the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)— ‘Carebots’ and the care crisis — explores how technology is affecting care homes for the elderly and what it means for […]

5 Robotics Companies in Canada to Know

5 Robotics Companies in Canada to Know

Photo: Shutterstock Robotics as a field continues to grow as automation and AI become more crucial to our daily work. Canada is benefitting from the advancements in robotics and employs them at scale in the Canadian Space Agency and throughout other sectors. Check out these companies to learn more about Canada’s robotics industry . Top Robotics Companies in Canada

Sanctuary AI

Attabotics Avidbots Trexo Robotics Titan Medical Top Robotics Companies in Canada to Know Sanctuary AI View Profile Follow Sanctuary AI develops humanoid general-purpose robots that look similar to the fictional creations seen in science fiction […]

#BizTrends2024: AI and the cloud are crafting the future of payroll management

#BizTrends2024: AI and the cloud are crafting the future of payroll management

The future of payroll is on the brink of a transformative evolution, guided by the convergence of cloud technology and artificial intelligence. Ancel Draai, MD for Applico Training Payroll, an indispensable element of every business, has experienced a significant evolution over the years. In the past, innovation wasn’t a central focus of payroll systems. However, with changing work dynamics and the arrival of new technologies, payroll processing has been steadily transforming.

The future of payroll will surely surpass present boundaries, harnessing technological breakthroughs to build an era marked by efficiency, precision, and seamless management. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing […]

AI Expected to Impact 40% of Jobs Globally by Replacing or Complementing Roles – IMF Analysis

AI Expected to Impact 40% of Jobs Globally by Replacing or Complementing Roles – IMF Analysis

AI [artificial intelligence] will affect almost 40 percent of jobs around the world, “replacing some and complementing others.” So that’s why we may “need a careful balance of policies to tap its potential,” according to an update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) .

In a blog post by the IMF, it was noted that we’re “on the brink of a technological revolution that could jumpstart productivity, boost global growth and raise incomes around the world. Yet it could also replace jobs and deepen inequality.”

The IMF update also mentioned that the rapid advance of artificial intelligence has captivated the […]

Artificial intelligence to impact 40pc global jobs, widen labour income inequality: IMF

Artificial intelligence to impact 40pc global jobs, widen labour income inequality: IMF

Around 40 percent of global employment is exposed to AI (artificial intelligence), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says, adding that the advanced economies are at greater risk but also better poised to exploit the benefits than emerging market and developing economies.

In advanced economies, about 60 percent of jobs are exposed to AI, due to the prevalence of cognitive-task-oriented jobs, says the IMF in the latest report “Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work”.

The world’s top financial institution says AI is set to profoundly change the global economy, with some commentators seeing it as akin to a new industrial […]

Artificial intelligence to impact 40pc global jobs, widen labour income inequality: IMF

Artificial intelligence to impact 40pc global jobs, widen labour income inequality: IMF

Gaza Dispute Says advanced economies are at greater risk, but also better placed to take advantage

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Around 40 per cent of global employment is exposed to AI (artificial intelligence), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says, adding that the advanced economies are at greater risk but also better poised to exploit the benefits than emerging market and developing economies.

In advanced economies, about 60 per cent of jobs are exposed to AI, due to prevalence of cognitive-task-oriented jobs, says the IMF in a latest report “Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work”.The world’s top financial institution says […]