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The world’s $86 trillion economy visualized in one chart

August 30th, 2019 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The world’s GDP still grew a healthy 6.9% in 2018, up from $80.2 trillion in 2017 to $85.8 trillion. Nearly half of this growth came from the world’s two largest economies: the United States, at $20.5 trillion (up 5.4% from 2017), and China, at $13.6 trillion (up 10%). However, fear of a global recession are […]

China’s driverless future farther off than first thought, report predicts

August 29th, 2019 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

As a number of Chinese tech companies put the pedal to the metal in the race to dominate the autonomous vehicle industry, a major global information provider is proceeding with caution with regard to predicting the industry’s near-term growth Driverless cars won’t be widely available for online hire in China until around 2025, according to […]

Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans’ biases extend to robots

August 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

“Robots And Racism,” a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand and published by the country’s University of Canterbury, suggests people perceive physically human-like robots to have a race and therefore apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots. Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? You see them […]

The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

August 2nd, 2019 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

July 2019 | Report The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the automation age. The US labor market looks markedly different today than it did two decades ago. It has been reshaped by dramatic events like the Great Recession but also by a quieter ongoing evolution in […]

The next big inequality crisis

July 23rd, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Think polarization and inequality are bad now? Buckle up: big cities are poised to get bigger, richer and more powerful — at the expense of the rest of America, a new report by McKinsey Global Institute shows. Why it matters: McKinsey’s analysis of 315 cities and more than 3,000 counties shows only the healthiest local […]

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