Manila. Many have predicted that millions of jobs are in line to become extinct over the next two decades due to automation, but it may not spell the end of overall employment. A study by McKinsey Global Institute released in 2017 found that up to 800 million global workers, or one-fifth of the global workforce, will lose their jobs to automation, which is expected to come into full effect by 2030. The study researched 800 occupations in 46 countries and concluded that machine operators and food workers will be hit the hardest, along with professionals employed as accountants, paralegals and even mortgage brokers. The International Labor Organization (ILO) also found that over next two decades, more than half of all workers in five Southeast Asian countries will be replaced by robots. ILO assessed that about 137 million workers, or 56 percent of the workforce in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, are … [Read more...] about Will You Lose Your Job in a Few Years After Disruptive Technology Takes Hold?
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The company announces that Power Buy Expo 2018 has undergone a transformation, reflecting a digital lifestyle trend under the concept “The Next Big Things – Technology You Can Experience”. Power Buy has teamed up with world leading brands to exhibit and sell 20,000 electrical appliances that are innovative and come with the latest technology. The firm is also offering promotions and special packages to cater to all lifestyles. “Our daily routines of today and tomorrow involve AI (artificial intelligence) via smartphones, tablets, gadgets, smart devices used in controlling electrical appliances and electronic gadgets near you,” said Theerin Koosmith, vice president, marketing department at Power Buy Co Ltd. “Electrical appliances use more advanced AI that can communicate with humans, such as innovative technology in a refrigerator that can filter air and bacteria, an application that turns an air-conditioner on and off from anywhere or a smart … [Read more...] about Power Buy turns ‘customer-centric’
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more travel stories and videosSINGAPORE: I was 15 going on 16 when I watched Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, for the very first time. I remember sitting in the cinema next to my best friend, completely swindled by the words that tumbled out of Hawke’s mid-90s heartthrob mouth and mesmerised by the dreamy, old-world European wonderland that was Vienna.Between charming scenes of carnival kisses at sunset, gypsies hawking stardust fortunes and street poets composing impromptu verses, I fell in love. Not just with the characters Jesse and Celine – but with the gorgeous Austrian capital.With that one film, Linklater made me believe in destiny, soul mates and the concept of travelling to discover oneself. Three years later, that same best friend and I found ourselves in Vienna, re-tracing Jesse and Celine’s romantic steps (in a platonic way).We were not simply … [Read more...] about 9 famous movie locations to book for your next holiday
caption Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky source Stack Overflow Stack Overflow released its 2018 developer survey results, a massive look into the state of modern programming, with over 101,592 respondents. It finds that Google’s Go programming language is a hair more “loved” than Apple’s Swift, but that Microsoft’s Visual Basic 6 is still the “most dreaded.” The survey also finds that developers are excited by the notion that artificial intelligence can automate jobs. The results also raise the alarming possibility that the tech industry is pushing out women and people from marginalized groups before their careers progress beyond the 5-year mark. Today, the tremendously popular online programmer hangout Stack Overflow released its 2018 developer survey results, the absolute best look into the state of the software industry you can find … [Read more...] about Programmers love Google more than Apple, but dread Microsoft according to 100,000 developers
Advertising expenditure is expected to grow by 7.6% this year, reaching 119 billion baht thanks to a rebound in consumer sentiment and support from government policies and events such as the World Cup, says Mindshare Thailand, a marketing and media network agency. Mindshare managing director Pathamawan Sathaporn said total advertising expenditure will continue to grow to 119 billion baht this year.The growth in advertising is attributed to a growing economy, a strong performance in the export sector and major infrastructure plans.Among media outlets, TV will remain the primary media for the mass market, Mindshare said.Ms Pathamawan said digital TV reaches 49% of TV viewers, having overtaken analogue TV since August 2016.She said professional quality production, celebrities and content will cater to specific audiences to expand viewership, offering more choices.News programmes are very competitive because of the variety of anchors competing for viewers, Ms Pathamawan said."This year, TV … [Read more...] about Mindshare: Ads to rebound on growth