Yes, machines really are coming for your job. If you’re still in doubt, just ask tour guides in the Japanese city of Kyoto. According to EFE, Robohon, a Japanese mini-robot will work as a tour guide in Kyoto.
Enter The New York Times. Not content to merely report the news, the paper has become one of Trump’s most vocal critics. Trump’s supporters are unlikely to be shaken by this latest attempt to smear his image.
Yet in Canberra, every Senate sitting kicks off with a reading of the Lord’s Prayer. It’s been this way since 1903, following a petition by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales.
That may be so. But at the end of the day nations — just like individuals — need to take responsibility for their own decisions. If more Aussies were to do this, you’d hear a lot less whinging about the banks’ lending people more than they can afford to repay.
You’ll often also hear the game of chicken come up in economic game theory. It’s a game that Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari says US President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are currently engaged in.
When it comes to an abundance of natural resources, Australia is a world leader. And it’s not just coal, gold, iron ore and natural gas. No, Australia is also rich in lithium. You may have followed the lithium story over the past few years.
It’s not every day one of the world’s key players in the ‘war on carbon’ throws in the towel after admitting his nation and the world are incapable — or unwilling — to repair Earth’s environment. But that’s just what France’s environment minister has done.
If nothing else, last week’s antics in Canberra gave the political media pundits plenty to write about. The Australian Tribune editors included.
While South Australian women were granted the right to vote in 1894, Victorian women didn’t gain that right until 1908. And the battle for equality in the ensuing 110 years has been a hard slog.
Judging by some of the outcry led by Gun Control Australia, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Tasmanian government had proposed allowing residents free access to machineguns. The reality is quite different.
Pollies in both major parties support the exorbitant excise taxes, but Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has taken the government to task for its irrational and damaging sin taxes on tobacco.
In yet another sign that governments are unable to learn from or admit their mistakes, Canberra is ready to double down on a policy that’s already fuelling a billion dollar black market.
If it seems like everyone is out for your data, that’s because they are. What kind of data are they after? Everything really. The more personal, the better.
These enemies provide a necessary distraction from the ineptitude of their own governments. They bring citizens together under a common cause, a common flag, in an always popular ‘us versus them’ scenario. And they vindicate the need for trillions of dollars in defence spending and ever more intrusive security operations.
Fortunately, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has ruled out signing onto a global pact on migration. He stated that he will not allow the United Nations to undermine Australia’s borders.
Last week The Australian Tribune reported that Perth had decided the city needs facial recognition technology in its CCTV cameras. We were unsure why at the time. And we remain unconvinced of the need for this privacy eroding measure today.
The self-proclaimed ‘master of the deal’ may well also be the ‘master of the bluff’. And as any good poker player knows, bluffing works best when you show you’re willing to follow through on your losing bets by upping the ante.
It remains unclear why the city of Perth needs facial recognition technology to keep its citizens safe. Similar technology is used in China’s major cities. But its use in crime fighting is dwarfed by its use to control Chinese citizens’ behaviour.
First, to allay alarm, the following scenario — and the purposefully vague headline above — are hypothetical. While there were thefts and assaults in Melbourne over the weekend, this one is wholly made up.
Unfortunately for oil bulls — but fortunately for consumers at the pump — the global supply of oil has never looked stronger.
Like much of the world, China’s growth miracle owes much of its magic to debt. Lots and lots of debt. Analysts have been warning about China’s ballooning debt for years.
US President Donald Trump, for one, isn’t happy with the high prices US voters are paying to fill up their cars. Not only does he want to appear to be doing something to help them. He wants to ensure petrol prices come down before the US mid-term elections in November.
If the future sees smart machines doing much of the work we do today, which looks inevitable for both white and blue-collar workers, then the decidedly socialist concept of a universal basic income comes into play.
Modern medicine has gifted Australians — on average — with more than 4,000 extra days of life compared to what we could expect 50 years ago. The work underway in gene specific medicines would look more at home in the pages of a science fiction novel than a science journal.
Now there’s no guarantee that having a taser or mace in your handbag will ensure your safety. But ask yourself this. If you were being stalked by a murdering rapist, wouldn’t you want every tool available to protect yourself?
With OPEC ministers meeting this Friday, 22 June, all eyes will be on Vienna to see how much more supply is likely to come online. By next week, we’ll know if the hedge funds were right to be optimistic on rising oil prices. But I wouldn’t invest alongside them.
Alice Springs Councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price gave a unique and personal insight into the difficult issues involved in really closing the gap for Aboriginal people.
OPECs 2017 output cuts have managed to successfully push oil prices higher. But the agreement only runs to the end of 2018. Already some members have said they might increase production before the end of the year. Like Russia.
The latest figures show federal government debt will be ‘only’ $558 billion in 10 years. That was forecast to be $684 billion less than six months ago. Even if you had a close review of the budget, there’s one expenditure you probably missed.
The fears that oil prices would rocket if US President Donald Trump canned the Iran nuclear accord have proven unfounded. Oil prices did nudge up on the news, but only around 2.5%. That limited price rise indicates Trump’s move had been widely anticipated.