Workers worried about being replaced by robots

first_imgNewsBusinessWorkers worried about being replaced by robotsBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2018 1159 Print Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNewsTechnology Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up O’Connells Butchers bringing a new element to customer service Previous articleDesignPro brings 30 more jobs to RathkealeNext articleLimerick Suicide Watch launch new app at St Mary’s Cathedral Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic 39% of Irish adults are worried about robots or artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs, according to a new survey commissioned by Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre. And concerns rise to one in two (49%) adults aged between 18 and 34.The survey of 1,038 adults was conducted for Lero by RED C Research in June 2018.Of those worried about their jobs being taken over, 11% believe that this will occur within the next five years. 25% expect it to happen within the next six to ten years. One in three anticipate that the robotic arm on the shoulder will occur within the next 11-15 years.“This is not an unfounded fear,” commented Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre. “People are not stupid and have observed how artificial intelligence and machines have replaced bank staff and supermarket checkout operators.“However, technology will create new jobs.” He referenced a recent survey by KPMG which found that 96% of Irish CEOs believe that that Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it destroys.Pic Sean Curtin True Media.A NEW survey commissioned by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is headquartered at the University of Limerick, has found that 39 per cent of Irish adults are worried about robots or artificial intelligence (AI) replacing their jobs.And that rises to 49 per cent among adults aged between 18 and 34, the survey of 1,038 adults conducted for Lero by RED C Research discovered.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of those worried about their jobs being taken over, 11 per cent believe that this will occur within the next five years. Twenty-five per cent expect it to happen within the next six to ten years. One in three anticipate that the robotic arm on the shoulder will occur within the next 11 to 15 years.“This is not an unfounded fear,” commented Lero director Professor Brian Fitzgerald.“People are not stupid and have observed how artificial intelligence and machines have replaced bank staff and supermarket checkout operators.“However, technology will create new jobs.”Professor Fitzgerald referenced a recent survey by KPMG, which found that 96 per cent of Irish CEOs believe that Artificial Intelligence will create more jobs than it destroys.“However, the big challenge for Irish education is to prepare our young people to develop the skills and retrain existing workers for jobs of the future. This is particularly challenging as in many cases we don’t know today what these jobs will be.”While many have concerns over robots taking over their jobs, the Lero study established that people are divided on whether robotics will safely replace drivers over the next 15 years. 37 per cent believe that self-driving cars will be safer but 39 per cent are convinced that software-controlled vehicles will be less safe.Home working is likely to increase because of the high cost of housing, especially in the main cities and resulting in long commutes.The Lero report found that just over a quarter of the population work from home at least occasionally. This rises to 38 per cent among those aged 25 to 34. Twitter Email Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Why some may not receive their stimulus checks until September and how you can avoid that from happening to you

first_imgCertified Public Accountant, Brandon Sunderlin from Johnson Lauder and Savidge LLP says there are many common misconceptions circling around about the stimulus check. The biggest one is the arrival date. He says the checks were not all sent out at once, which is why some people might see the money arrive in their bank accounts a little later than others. (WBNG) — Local experts say if you haven’t received your stimulus check yet, you may be missing a very important step. Once you confirm you are eligible, Sunderlin says you should receive your check soon if you filed your 2019 tax returns. If you did not and feel you cannot wait for that check, you must fill in your direct deposit information with the IRS using its “Get My Payment” link. That way, the IRS can send you an electronic deposit to your bank account. “Paper checks are going to start going out on a weekly basis,” said Sunderlin. “Based on the income threshold, it looks like some of the higher income individuals won’t be getting a stimulus check until possibly until September.” For more information on how to receive your stimulus check and other details, click here. The deadline to submit your direct deposit information to the IRS is Wednesday, May 13 at 12 p.m. If you do not submiti t by then, Sunderlin says you’ll then have to wait for your paper check in the mail, which could take months. Sunderlin says if you did not receive your check yet, the first thing you need to do is make sure you are eligible. The IRS website says you qualify if you are a single filer making an adjusted gross income up to $75,000. If you are a married couple filing jointly, you qualify if you make an adjusted gross income up to $150,000.last_img read more

North Korea shot dead South Korean in its waters: Seoul

first_imgNorth Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang’s waters, Seoul’s defense ministry said Thursday, calling it an “outrageous act”.The 47-year-old man had been on board a vessel near the western border island of Yeonpyeong, the ministry said in a statement.After analyzing intelligence, the South Korean military had “confirmed that the North fired at a South Korean national found in the northern seas and cremated his body”, it said. US Forces Korea commander Robert Abrams said earlier this month North Korean authorities issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent the coronavirus entering the country from China, creating a “buffer zone” in the border with special forces soldiers ready to kill. The isolated North — whose crumbling health system would struggle to cope with a major virus outbreak — has not confirmed a single case of the disease that has swept the world since first emerging in China, the North’s key ally. Pyongyang closed its border with China in January to try to prevent contamination, and in July state media said it had raised its state of emergency to the maximum level. “We sternly warn North Korea that all responsibilities for this incident lie with it,” it added.It was not immediately clear how the man came to be in the water. Earlier reports said that his shoes were found on board the patrol vessel, leading to speculation he may have been trying to defect.In July, a North Korean defector who had fled to the South three years ago sneaked back over the heavily fortified border into the impoverished nation.His crossing prompted North Korean officials to put the border city of Kaesong under lockdown amid fears that he may have carried the coronavirus.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Rowers sparkle with gold in Asian Championship on a Diwali Day

first_img COMMENT 10 months ago Gunasekaran and Shivpal win gold for India in 7th World Military games SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Gold prices rally Rs 220 on Dhanteras to Rs 39,240 per 10 gram Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Indian Army soldier bags Gold at Abu Dhabi Open Regatta 2019 10 months ago Haryana: A family has been waiting for stray bull to poop gold Indian rowers offered the nation a Diwali day gift when they signed off the 19th Asian Championships with Gold in the Men’s Lightweight Coxless Four event in Chungju, South Korea on Sunday morning. The quartet of Jasveer Singh, Jegan SekarTeja, Hanamant Shinde and Charanjeet Singh got the better of Hong Kong (silver) and Japanese (bronze) challenge in a thrilling race. With this, India finished at a credible 5th position with five medals – one gold, two silver, and two bronze.READ | England thrash New Zealand 19-7 to enter Rugby World Cup finalsRowers sparkle with goldIn overall medals tally, China topped with eight gold medals, Uzbekistan came second with 3 gold and 3 silver; Iran finished third with two gold and 3 bronze while Japan were fourth with one gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze. The gold comes in less than 24 hours after India won the bid to host the next edition of the Asian Rowing Championship in Bhopal next year. The decision came in favour of India at the same venue on Saturday. India will be hosting it after a gap of over fourteen years as they last hosted the competition in Hyderabad in 2005.READ | Jimmy Neesham upset over New Zealand loss to Eng in Rugby World CupEarlier on Saturday, Sawarn Singh and Sukhmeet Singh combined well to claim bronze in the men’s double sculls event, winning the first medal for India at the championship. India has been doing consistently well in Rowing in recent times winning an impressive seven gold, five silver and one bronze medal in the recently concluded Asian Rowing Indoor Championship in Thailand. The event, which took place over six days, saw India winning medals in the men, women and juniors category, with a total of eight rowers from the country finishing on the podium. Among the gold medallists were Parminder Singh, Balwinder Singh, Shagandeep Singh, Avinash Kaur, Pratik Gupta, and Mrunmayee Nilesh Salgaonkar.READ | James, Greinke keep Nats off balance, escape trouble for winREAD | Boxer Deepak wins silver, Balaji claims bronze in Military World Games center_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:c0f89bb162f7c231cf0b59a6 Player Element ID: video_player_5f5842e5138e3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen First Published: 27th October, 2019 11:52 IST Written By Last Updated: 27th October, 2019 12:15 IST Rowers Sparkle With Gold In Asian Championship On A Diwali Day Indian rowers offered the nation a Diwali day gift when they signed off the 19th Asian Championships with Gold in the Men’s Lightweight Coxless Four event Suman Ray LIVE TV FOLLOW US 10 months ago “Mary Kom is destined to win Tokyo Olympic gold”: Akhil Kumarlast_img read more