He also pointed out that only 5 per cent of the current ageing Thai population were able to take care of themselves, and that a third of Thai seniors still had debts to pay. Meanwhile, the trend for younger people to move to cities for jobs caused many elderly people to stay alone at home in rural areas and develop depression and chronic ailments, he added. It is necessary to prepare people for ageing, provide preventive medicine and advice – such as exercise and a healthy diet – apply advance technology in diagnosis and treatment for illness, and provide shelter for those seniors in need of special care, in order to boost seniors’ healthy living conditions, Boon stressed. He said artificial-intelligence technology, which can yield immediate diagnostic results, would play a key role in future and allow treatment to be conducted at home without the need for the elderly to travel to hospital. Boon urged the public sector to promote … [Read more...] about Public, private sectors must do more to support rising number of Thai seniors, says Thonburi Healthcare chief
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caption Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, California, which is experimenting with basic income. source Jane Ross/Reuters Most Americans are making less money than they did last year. Economic insecurity is rising. Policy decisions could help bolster economic security as robots and automation are added into the mix. Basic income and a jobs guarantee are two possible solutions. Even with record low unemployment and corporate profits increasing, workers are not feeling the love. Nearly three quarters of American workers aremaking less money this year than last, inflation adjusted median incomes have declined over the last 50 years, and housingprices have skyrocketed. Toss robots and automation into the mix, and it creates a recipe for economic insecurity that raises fundamental questions about the long-term sustainability of pay. Technology will continue to grow unabated, so rather than seeking to dull innovation and reduce long-term growth, new approaches may be … [Read more...] about How a jobs guarantee or basic income could protect Americans from automation and stagnating wages
“There is a role for the private sector in encouraging the supply and usage of safe quantities of inputs pesticides and veterinary drugs, raising awareness and providing education and training for farmers and enterprises along the food supply chain,” he said. U Tin Win was speaking after the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham) revealed this month that 27 percent of the fish sold by 84 fish vendors in Yangon contained the Vibrio bacteria which can cause food poisoning in adults as a result of eating undercooked seafood. Another study by the regional government in Yangon showed that 93.5pc of red bean cakes sold in the markets were laced with formalin. Meanwhile, research executed in the Inle Lake region at the beginning of this year also revealed that 75pc of the vegetable samples obtained from markets and villages contained pesticide residue. In fact, among the 113 countries listed on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Global Food … [Read more...] about Govt calls for private sector invest-ments to manage food safety issues
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?
As part of its "Grow with Google" project, the technology giant has pledged to help one million Europeans find a job or grow their businesses by 2020, the company said in a blog post. "This commitment goes beyond our previous pledge to help people develop digital skills to ensure that we support trainees as they put those skills to use in building careers and businesses," said Matt Brittin, President (Business and Operations) at Europe, Middle East and Africa). Launched in 2015 the "Grow with Google" project, has until now trained three million Europeans and more than two million people in Africa in digital skills. "Grow with Google aims to help everyone in Europe get access to training and products to grow their skills, career, or business, and we'll continue to partner with governments, city councils, universities, private-sector businesses and non-profits through the support of Google.org to achieve this," Brittin said. In 2016, Google launched an independent research to know … [Read more...] about Google to help 1 mn Europeans find jobs by 2020