Archive for June 8th, 2019

08/06/2019

Digital Agriculture Transformation – The Challenges to Be Addressed

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, 7 June 2019 (FAO)* Agriculture is being transformed with digital technologies, ubiquity, portability and mobility anywhere and at any time (smartphones, Internet of Things, cloud-based services), smart and prediction technology (analytics and artificial intelligence) as well as interconnected data-driven systems (distributed data layer, blockchain, etc.).

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This has been increasingly improving production and productivity, ensuring faster time to market, operating a streamlined supply chain and reducing operational costs.

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08/06/2019

As Much as New Technology Is a ‘Vector of Hope, It Is Also a Source of Fear’ that Will Cause ‘Massive Disruption’ to Labour Markets – UN Chief

Human Wrongs Watch

Technological innovation is continuing to transform the world, with the potential to propel us all towards reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) said the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday [7 June 2019], at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation | Secretary-General António Guterres meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 (SPIEF).
But as much as it is a “vector of hope, it is also a source of fear”, that will cause massive disruption to labour markets as they adapt with an “enormous amount of jobs both created and destroyed by artificial intelligence”, added the UN chief.
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