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Over 600 prosecutions in Panaji for TDS defaults in last 2 years: I-T Commissioner

first_imgIn the last two years, over 600 prosecutions were initiated here, with nearly 200 deductors admitting to their offence and paying hefty compounding fees, the Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS), Panaji, Bhavna Yashroy, said on Friday. Speaking at a seminar on public awareness on issues related to TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) at Socorro, near Panaji, Ms. Yashroy said that the department has launched prosecutions against errant deductors. The seminar was aimed at tax-payer capacity-building with respect to the use of the TDS portal called TRACES.At the same time, Ms. Yashroy said that a majority of the deductors in Karnataka and Goa have shown increased compliance with TDS provisions and more e-TDS returns are filed in time.“However, some deductors continue to be non-compliant, which causes a loss to the exchequer, and results in deductees not getting credit for taxes deducted in their income tax returns,” she said.The department has also conducted a series of surveys which have resulted in major TDS defaults being detected across sectors such as banking, hospitality, civil contractors, sugar factories and transporters, she said.“Last month itself, over 50 surveys have been conducted in the region. The department is continuously identifying and taking stringent action against deductors who are not depositing TDS. Even in the case of deductors who show substantial decline in TDS or late deposit, inquiries have been initiated,” said the Commissioner.TDS contributes nearly 45% to the total direct tax collections and is an important revenue source in nation building, said Ms. Yashroy.last_img read more

Claudio Bravo’s calf injury a worry for Barcelona in title chase

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo injured his calf in their 2-0 victory at Real Betis in La Liga on Saturday, making him a doubt for the final two games of their title challenge.The champions confirmed on their website that Bravo, who was replaced by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the 88th minute in some discomfort, had injured the soleus muscle in his right calf.The injury leaves Bravo a potential doubt for the league leaders’ remaining two matches at home to Espanyol and away at Granada in their tight battle for the title with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.Bravo’s progress will also be monitored closely by Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi who has named the 33-year-old in his provisional Copa America squad as they look to defend their title in the United States.Barcelona currently sit level with second-placed Atletico on 85 points, one ahead of Real.last_img read more

Greek lawmakers to vote on new budget – with more austerity

first_imgATHENS, Greece — Greek lawmakers are debating the heavily-indebted country’s draft budget for 2019, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program.The budget due to be voted on midnight Tuesday is still heavy on austerity measures to ensure the country registers a hefty budget surplus, in compliance with a debt relief deal with international creditors.The budget submitted by the left-led government foresees Greece’s battered economy will grow by 2.1 per cent in 2018 and 2.5 per cent in 2019. The debt load is set to decline from 180.4 per cent of output this year to 167.8 per cent next year.Greece depended on bailout loans from 2010 until August 2018, and imposed crippling cutbacks to secure the money. Its finances are still subject to creditor scrutiny, albeit less intensely than before.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Macys cuts outlook and shares plunge

CINCINNATI — Macy’s is lowering its annual earnings guidance after the department store struggled through the second quarter and was forced to mark down prices.The department store said Wednesday a combination of factors including a fashion miss, slow sell-through of warm weather fashions and the accelerated decline in tourism caused rising inventory levels.Macy’s reported second-quarter profit of $86 million, or 28 cents per share. That’s far from the per share earnings of 45 cents that Wall Street was looking for, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.Revenue of $5.55 billion also fell short and shares plunged 11% before the opening bell._____Portions of this story were generated by Automated Insights ( using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on M at Associated Press read more

UN expert on freedom of expression blasts attacks on media

UN Special Rapporteur Ambeyi Ligabo, Freimut Duve, the Representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the freedom of the media, and Eduardo Bertoni, the Special Rapporteur of the Organization of American States on the freedom of expression, issued a joint statement yesterday condemning attacks on journalists and the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of such abuses.The experts also recognized the interdependence of a free media and an independent judiciary, and stressed that concentration in ownership of the media and the means of communication might challenge editorial independence. In addition, their statement condemned criminal defamation as an unjustifiable restriction to freedom of expression.The statement came at the conclusion of their meeting in London from 9 to 10 December to discuss challenges to freedom of speech and the media. The gathering was the fourth since 1999 organized by Article 19, a free-speech advocacy group. read more

Canadas October unemployment rate steady at 74

Canada’s October unemployment rate steady at 7.4% by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 11:23 am MDT OTTAWA – The Canadian unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 per cent in October as the economy added 1,800 net jobs in the month, Statistics Canada said Friday. Employment in the private sector — regarded as the most indicative of economic strength — ell by 20,300 jobs. Those was offset by strong gains of 36,900 in the public sector while the self-employment category fell by 14,900. Economists had expected some softness in October after two stellar months in September and August that saw employment jump by 86,000, well above would be expected in an economy growing less than two per cent. However, many estimates before the report called for thousands of jobs to be created in September. The September result brings the total of jobs created in Canada over the past 12 months to 229,000, all full-time, for a gain of 1.3 per cent, slightly below the growth rate in the economy. In testimony before House and Senate committees this week, Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney described Canada’s labour market record since the 2008-09 recession as better than most advanced countries, but still below par. He noted there are still more Canadians wanting work than jobs available and many Canadians in part-time work who desire full-time employment. Statistics Canada said the biggest loss last month came in agriculture, which shed about 16,000 workers, while the biggest gain was in education services, which added 16,200. There was little change in the key industries of manufacturing, construction and natural resources. Overall, the economy’s goods producing industries lost 19,300 jobs, while the services sector added 21,000. Regionally, there were as many provinces reporting increases in employment as decreases. The biggest gain was in Quebec, which saw 20,100 jobs added, while the biggest loss came in British Columbia, which reported 10,900 fewer jobs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email canada jobs|economy|jobless rate|u.s. jobs|unemployment rate canada and u.s. read more

UN announces firstever global standard to measure food loss and waste

A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard) is a set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste. The standard comes as a growing number of governments, companies and other entities are making commitments to reduce food loss and waste. “The scale of the problem of food loss and waste can be difficult to comprehend,” said Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in a press release. “Having this new standard by which to measure food loss and waste will not only help us understand just how much food is not making it to our mouths, but will help set a baseline for action,” he continued. Welcoming the new FLW Standard, Mr. Steiner said UNEP calls on countries and companies to use it to start measuring and reporting food loss and waste, in parallel to taking action to deliver on SDG Target 12.3: Halve food waste by 2030. According to the UN, an estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are undernourished. In addition, food loss and waste globally costs up to $940 billion per year. Meanwhile, food loss and waste generates about 8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Estimates indicate that if it were a country, food loss and waste would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the United States. “This standard is a real breakthrough,” said Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. “For the first time, armed with the standard, countries and companies will be able to quantify how much food is lost and wasted, where it occurs, and report on it in a highly credible and consistent manner.” He noted that there is simply no reason that so much food should be lost and wasted: “Now, we have a powerful new tool that will help governments and businesses save money, protect resources and ensure more people get the food they need,” Mr. Steer added. Furthermore, UNEP highlighted that international momentum to curb food loss and waste is growing with governments and businesses making commitments to address this issue. However, most do not know how much food is lost or wasted or where it occurs within their borders, operations or supply chains. Moreover, the definition of food loss and waste varies widely and without a consistent accounting and reporting framework it has been difficult to compare data and develop effective strategies. Finally, the FLW Standard will also help reduce food loss and waste within the private sector. In 2015, the Consumer Goods Forum, which represents more than 400 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers from 70 countries, adopted a resolution for its members to reduce food waste from their operations by 50 per cent by 2025, with baselines and progress to be measured using the FLW Standard. read more

The Rise of the Robot God set to launch next week

The Department of Dramatic Arts is set to launch its latest production – R.U.R. Episode 4: Rise of the Robot God – it’s a Robot Apocalypse!You can witness the Rise of the Robot God in this adaptation of Karel Capek’s 1920 play R.U.R.(Rossum’s Universal Robots), a sci-fi experience presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts, held in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at Brock University on February 12 – 14, 2015.Capek is the originator of the word ‘robot’, and his play dealt with the anxieties of creating artificial life-forms, the awe in the face of the power and possibility of advancing technology, and the fear of the end of human life on Earth. Capek’s writing has served as inspiration for so much subsequent science fiction dealing with artificial intelligence – from Star Trek to Terminator, from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Her.Director and Dramatic Arts Professor David Fancy’s adaption of Capek’s play features bots and borgs, an apocalyptic vision of the future, and, of course, a theremin. The reworked title, R.U.R. Episode 4: Rise of the Robot God, is a tribute to both the epic Star Wars saga and the Terminator series. In celebration of the sci-fi genre and its many “cult” fandoms, audiences will be treated to a geek-friendly atmosphere brimming with nostalgia, and hidden pop-culture gags that will have viewers saying, “I understood that reference.” Audience members are invited and encouraged to come in their favourite sci-fi costumes and be part of the robot apocalypse!Scenography is by David Vivian. Lighting is by Jennifer Jiminez, and Steve Chan provides the music. Cast: Mitchell Allanson (Radius); Kendra Neaves (Dr. Gall); Josh Sanger (Fabry); Alex Franks (Damon); Misha Harding (Helena); Sean Rintoul (Domin); Bri Lidstone (Nana); Kate Croome (Sulla); Elizabeth Amos (Marius); Rachel Romanowski (Alquist); Jeremy Knapton (Hallemeier); and Michel Fusillo (Busman).Director David Fancy states, “The ensemble and crew are looking forward to sharing the many creative discoveries made through this rich process with the audience.”Performances will be held in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre at Brock University on February 12, 13, and 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinée performance on Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $12 for groups, and $5 for the eyeGo high school program. Available from the Centre for the Arts Box Office: 905.688.5550 x3257, or visit: Arts.BrockU.caR.U.R. Episode 4: Rise of the Robot God deals with mature themes and contains strong language. Follow us on social media via Twitter: #RURrobotrising or Tumblr: programs from the Department of Dramatic Arts are an integral part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ mandate in building connections between the community and the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University. For more information about the Department of Dramatic Arts visit: Department of Dramatic Arts is dedicating this final production in the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre to the memory of our late poet, Terrance Cox, who passed in the evening of January 16, 2015. Please see this page for more information: read more

Police renew appeal for witnesses to Salisbury nerve agent attack in attempt

Police have made a renewed appeal for witnesses to the Salisbury nerve agent attack in an attempt to prosecute Russian military agents over the death of a British mother-of-three.Dawn Sturgess died when she inadvertently smeared herself with Novichok nerve agent disguised in a perfume bottle and which was discarded by Russian hitmen.Police launched the appeal a year on from the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last March. Colonel Skripal, who had sold Russian intelligence secrets to MI6, survived the attack but Miss Sturgess died.Her boyfriend Charlie Rowley said he found the discarded perfume bottle on June 27, almost four months after the attack on Col Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Mr Rowley gave the perfume to Miss Sturgess as a gift.Two Russian military intelligence agents have been charged in their absence with the attempted murder of Col Skripal but cannot yet be linked directly to the death of Miss Sturgess. Counter-terrorism officers suggested yesterday that witnesses may still be deterred from coming forward – raising concern they fear Kremlin reprisals.Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said: “We are determined to bring to justice those responsible for Dawn’s death and Charlie Rowley’s poisoning. “A year on from the attack on Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, there are parts of the picture that we are continuing to piece together, and I am urging anyone who has information that they have not yet passed to police to do so.“I am conscious someone may have information but is worried about telling us a year on. Please do not worry – just call or email us. The information you have could be crucial to securing the prosecution of those responsible for Dawn Sturgess’ death.”Detectives are still trying to “account for the whereabouts” of the Novichok disguised in a counterfeit ‘Nina Ricci’ perfume box and bottle between March 4 when Col Skripal was attacked and June 27 when it was found by Mr Rowley.Yesterday, Col Skripal’s house and 11 other potentially infected sites were ruled safe on Friday after military teams spent 13,000 hours on the clean-up. It also emerged that 5,000 test samples were taken from across Salisbury and nearby Amesbury, where Dawn Sturgess, 44, was fatally poisoned.Col Skripal’s house was yesterday handed back to Wiltshire Council from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which had been involved in the deep clean. An estimated 600 to 800 specially trained military personnel, including the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear regiment, were involved in the clean-up, named Operation Morlop.A senior military source said the Skripal house was the “most complex” but each decontamination effort was “bespoke” to the site.Two Russian agents – both senior officers in the GRU – were charged in their absence after police and MI5 pieced together their movements in the UK at the time of the attack.The men travelled under false identities of Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov. They were later exposed as GRU agents Anatoliy Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin, a trained doctor. Both had received Russia’s highest military honour from Vladimir Putin. Both men fled the UK on the day of the attack and remain in Russia. Yulia Skripal, who was contaminated with the nerve agent Novichok along with her father Sergei Skripal Yulia Skripal, who was contaminated with the nerve agent Novichok along with her father Sergei SkripalCredit:PA A Defra spokesman said: “The completion of clean-up work at Christie Miller Road, Salisbury marks a significant milestone in south Wiltshire’s return to normality following the sickening Novichok nerve agent attack last year.“The property was declared safe following extensive cleaning and testing by specialist teams. Wiltshire Council will shortly begin to co-ordinate work to refurbish the property, with residents of Christie Miller Road consulted on its future use.”Along with the house, the sites include the park bench where the Skripals were found collapsed, the Zizzi restaurant where they had dined beforehand, and the home of Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was also exposed to Novichok. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Le rover Curiosity a repris les opérations sur Mars

first_imgLe rover Curiosity a repris les opérations sur MarsUn peu plus d’une semaine après que Curiosity a connu un nouveau bug informatique, le rover est de nouveau prêt à repartir et va bientôt reprendre ses investigations. Les choses sérieuses peuvent enfin recommencer sur Mars, Curiosity est de nouveau en pleine forme ! Lundi, la NASA a en effet annoncé que le rover était complètement rétabli des deux bugs informatiques qu’il a connus au cours des dernières semaines. Le premier survenu dans la mémoire de Curiosity au début du mois avait obligé les équipes à passer sur l’ordinateur de secours qui n’avait pas utilisé depuis mars 2012.  À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe rover avait alors dû être mis en veille mais aucune donnée ni aucun système n’a semble t-il été affecté. Curiosity fonctionne donc depuis continuellement sur l’ordinateur B capable de contrôler la plupart des instruments aussi bien que le A. Le second bug lui, était moins important et a rapidement pu être réglé. Désormais, Curiosity est donc fin prêt à repartir comme il l’a expliqué sur Twitter : “N’appelez pas ça un comeback, je suis de nouveau dans la course ! Je suis sorti du mode sans échec et prêt à reprendre les opérations”. Une bonne nouvelle confirmée par les équipes du Jet Propulsion Laboratory de la NASA. “Nous sommes retournés à des opérations pleinement scientifiques”, a expliqué Jim Erickson  responsable adjoint du projet cité dans un communiqué du JPL. Depuis quelques jours, le rover a ainsi recommencé à suivre la météo martienne grâce à son instrument REMS pour Rover Environmental Monitoring Station. Il a également livré un nouvel échantillon de poudre issue de la roche forée dernièrement à son laboratoire d’analyse SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars). C’est ce même instrument qui avait déjà étudié un précédent échantillon mais celui-ci peut réaliser différents types d’analyse, il est donc utile de livrer plusieurs échantillons pour en apprendre plus sur la fameuse poudre.Le 26 mars 2013 à 12:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

4 Washington state electors to be fined $1,000 for vote

first_imgOLYMPIA — Four Washington state electors who cast their vote for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton will each be fined $1,000 next week, the secretary of state’s office said Thursday.David Ammons, a spokesman for Secretary of State Kim Wyman, told The Associated Press that the electors will have 60 days to pay the fine, and said the office is putting together an appeals process in case of a challenge.Clinton won the state’s popular vote last month, earning her 12 electoral votes. Under state law, presidential electors — who are chosen by their party at their state convention — sign a pledge to vote for their party’s nominees for president and vice president. But during Monday’s Electoral College vote in Olympia, Clinton got just eight votes, while former Secretary of State Colin Powell got three and Native American tribal elder and activist Faith Spotted Eagle got one vote.Republican Donald Trump finished with 304 votes — winning all but two of the Electoral College votes he claimed on Election Day — and Clinton had 227 after losing five — the four in Washington state and one in Hawaii. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency.A group called the Hamilton Electors, co-founded by Washington elector Bret Chiafalo, had sought to block Trump by encouraging both Democratic and Republican electors in every state to unite behind an alternate Republican candidate.last_img read more

TCI Premier awarded as Tourism Champion

first_img Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Related Items:Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Emil Lee, premier rufus ewing, Richard Sealy, tourism champion Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – Premier Rufus Ewing has been named a ‘Tourism Champion’ and was last week awarded for it by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, CTO. During the annual State of the Industry conference Premier Ewing received the commendation and was also featured in a panel discussion, ‘What Our Leaders Say’. The award was done in conjunction with the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations and the World Travel and Tourism Council which salute country leaders for promoting travel and tourism as ‘a driver of socioeconomic growth and development’. “State of the Industry was this year held in Curacao and the presentation was made to Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing by Barbados Tourism Minister, Richard Sealy – who is also Chairman of the CTO and President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Emil Lee. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliamentlast_img read more

Sharp companies move in together

first_img WHAT: Applied research and development facility exploring advanced technologies in four core units.WHERE: 5750 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas.ESTABLISHED: 1995.EMPLOYEES: In 2003, the company employed more than 180 people in Camas.OWNERSHIP: Subsidiary of Sharp Corp., Osaka, Japan.PRESIDENT AND CEO: Larry Meixner.WHAT’S NEW: The R&D company has moved out of its two-story office building in Camas and will share space with its sister company, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, in a three-story building next door.Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas and Sharp Laboratories of America have condensed staff into one of two buildings at the company’s Camas campus, leaving one structure vacant and ready to lease.The news comes as parent company, Japan-based Sharp Corp., restructures to cope with net losses of more than $5 billion in the fiscal year ending in March. The company is known for its liquid crystal display technology, advanced television and wireless phone systems, software design for imaging systems and semiconductor materials research.The vacated, two-story building once housed offices and research space for Sharp Laboratories. Its staff has moved in with sister company Sharp Microelectronics in a newly renovated three-story building next door, said David Franks, vice president of human resources at Sharp Microelectronics.Franks, who works for Sharp Microelectronics, said he could not speak on behalf of Sharp Labs about any change in its staffing levels. That company’s president and chief executive officer, Larry Meixner, did not return calls. Click to enlargelast_img read more

Mydukuru MLA released water to KC canal

first_imgKadapa: Mydukuru MLA S.Raghu Rami Reddy has released 3,600 cusecs of Krishna water from Rajoli Anecut on Friday. This water release will be continued for 120 days up to till the conclusion of Kharif season. Addressing press conference the MLA said that following entry of adequate water into the Srisailam reservoir the government has decided to release the water in the interest of farmers to conduct agriculture operations in the Kharif season. Replying to a question over the release of water to Brahmam Sagar the MLA said that the government is already on the job of releasing 10,000 cusecs of water from Velugodu project likely from tomorrow. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us He said that following directions of chief minister it was also decided to let 30,000 cusecs of water to Pothi Reddy padu reservoir from Srisailam dam. The MLA advised farmers to go for plantations as they need not worried about water it will be supplied tail end lands till the conclusion of Kharif season. Irrigation officials were present.last_img read more

Justice Department Is Seeking To Hire More Attorneys

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /05:02 X Listencenter_img The Justice Department wants more lawyers in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Southeast Texas in anticipation of more legal battles at the border, including anticipated disputes over the proposed border wall.Gabrielle Banks with the Houston Chronicle has been following developments, and tells Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin about the caseload at the border. Share John Burnett/NPREloisa Tamez received $56,000 from the federal government for a quarter-acre of her ancestral land, but she says, “I wasn’t looking for the money. I don’t want to lose the land.last_img

What the USChina tech and AI arms race means for the world

first_imgAtlantic Council CEO, Frederick Kempe spoke in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. He talked about the Cold war between the US and China and why the countries need to co-operate and not compete in the tech arms race, in his presentation Future Frontiers of Technology Control. He began his presentation by posing a question set forth by Former US Foreign National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, “Can the incumbent US and insurgent China become strategic collaborators and strategic competitors in this tech space at the same time?” Read also: The New AI Cold War Between China and the USA Kempe’s three framing arguments Geopolitical Competition This fusion of tech breakthroughs blurring lines of the physical, digital, and biological space is reaching an inflection point that makes it already clear that they will usher in a revolution that will determine the shape of the global economy. It will also determine which nations and political constructs may assume the commanding heights of global politics in the coming decade. Technological superiority Over the course of history, societies that dominated economic innovation and progress have dominated in international relations — from military superiority to societal progress and prosperity. On balance, technological progress has contributed to higher standards of living in most parts of the world; however, the disproportionate benefit goes to first movers. Commanding Heights The technological arms race for supremacy in the fourth industrial revolution has essentially become a two-horse contest between the United States and China. We are in the early stages of this race, but how it unfolds and is conducted will do much to shape global human relations. The shift in 2018 in US-China relations from a period of strategic engagement to greater strategic competition has also significantly accelerated the Tech arms race. China vs the US: Why China has the edge? It was Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation who said that “The one who becomes the leader in Artificial Intelligence, will rule the world.” In 2017, DeepMind’s AlphaGo defeated a Chinese master in Go, a traditional Chinese game. Following this defeat, China launched an ambitious roadmap, called the next generation AI plan. The goal was to become the Global leader in AI by 2030 in theory, technology, and application. On current trajectories, in the four primary areas of AI over the next 5 years, China will emerge the winner of this new technology race. Kempe also quotes, author of the book, AI superpowers, Kai-fu Lee who argues that harnessing of the power of AI today- the electricity of the 21st century- requires abundant data, hungry entrepreneurs, AI scientists, and an AI friendly policy. He believes that China has the edge in all of these. The current AI has translated from out of the box research, where the US has expertise in, to actual implementation, where China has the edge. Per, Kai-fu Lee China already has the edge in entrepreneurship, data, and government support, and is rapidly catching up to the U.S. in expertise. The world has translated from the age of world-leading expertise (US department) to the age of data, where China wins hands down. Economists call China the Saudi Arabia of Data and with that as the fuel for AI, it has an enormous advantage. The Chinese government without privacy restrictions can gain and use data in a manner that is out of reach of any democracy. Kemper concludes that the nature of this technological arms contest may favor insurgent China rather than the incumbent US. What are the societal implications of this tech cold war He also touched upon the societal implications of AI and the cold war between the US and China. A number of jobs will be lost by 2030. Quoting from Kai-fu Lee’s book, Kempe says that Job displacement caused by artificial intelligence and advanced robotics could possibly displace up to 54 million US workers which comprise 30% of the US labor force. It could also displace up to 100 million Chinese workers which are 12% of the Chinese labor force. What is the way forward with these huge societal implications of a bi-lateral race underway? Kempe sees three possibilities. A sloppy Status Quo A status quo where China and the US will continue to cooperate but increasingly view each other with suspicion. They will manage their rising differences and distrust imperfectly, never bridging them entirely, but also not burning bridges, either between researchers, cooperations, or others. Techno Cold War China and the US turn the global tech contest into more of a zero-sum battle for global domination. They organize themselves in a manner that separates their tech sectors from each other and ultimately divides up the world. Collaborative Future – the one we hope for Nicholas Thompson and Ian Bremmer argued in a wired interview that despite the two countries’ societal difference, the US should wrap China in a tech embrace. The two countries should work together to establish international standards to ensure that the algorithms governing people’s lives and livelihoods are transparent and accountable. They should recognize that while the geopolitics of technological change is significant, even more important will be the challenges AI poses to all societies across the world in terms of job automation and the social disruptions that may come with it. It may sound utopian to expect US and China to cooperate in this manner, but this is what we should hope for. To do otherwise would be self-defeating and at the cost of others in the global community which needs our best thinking to navigate the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. Kempe concludes his presentation with a quote by Henry Kissinger, Former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, “We’re in a position in which the peace and prosperity of the world depend on whether China and the US can find a method to work together, not always in agreement, but to handle our disagreements…This is the key problem of our time.” Note: All images in this article are taken from Frederick Kempe’s presentation. Read Next We must change how we think about AI, urge AI founding fathers Does AI deserve to be so Overhyped? Alarming ways governments are using surveillance tech to watch youlast_img read more

Warm weather to persist through weekend

first_imgNo sign of winter as November kicked in on Thursday with temperatures rising to 30C inland and slightly lower on the coast in the runup to the weekend.Coastal areas expect to see temperatures between 27C to 29C while higher areas should expect maximum temperatures of 20C.At night it will cool down to 13C in the Nicosia area, 16C near the coast and 12C in Troodos.On Saturday, temperatures will drop slightly, but they will remain higher than normal for this time of the year, especially in the west of the island, where no significant change is expected.According to the Met office, the weather will be sunny until Sunday, when clouds will build up in the afternoon and some rain may fall, most likely in the mountains.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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