New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed and interacted with the captains of India Inc. on Friday (March 5). PM Narendra Modi deliberated on various production-linked incentive (PLI) schemes. PM Narendra Modi said that the government has taken various steps to boost trade and industry in the Union Budget for FY 2021. PM Narendra Modi said that the increased manufacturing capacity results in increased job opportunities and the government has taken reforming measures to boost manufacturing. He stressed the fact that speed and scale have to be increased in order to boost manufacturing. While talking about domestic manufacturing he said "We need to work together to bring production cost, quality and efficiency at par with international benchmarks''. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid emphasis on working hard to make manufacturing in India globally competitive and said that the government`s thinking is "minimum government, maximum governance". "Manufacturing transforms … [Read more...] about PM Narendra Modi emphasises on working hard to make manufacturing in India globally competitive
"Limited lease sales" are planned though. In November last year, Honda announced it had "received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving" in Japan. This approval allows the company to sell cars in the country, equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving systems . It took Honda just four months to prepare the 2021 Legend equipped with the tech for public sales. Starting today, the Honda Legend EX with the so-called Honda Sensing Elite will be available for lease sales in Japan. The semi-autonomous driving system upgrades the existing Honda Sensing family of systems, available for models of the brand in Europe and the United States. Gallery: 2021 Honda Legend with Level 3 autonomous system 7 Photos The main feature of the Elite system is the Traffic Jam Pilot, which takes full control of the car when it is in a bumper-to-bumper traffic … [Read more...] about Honda Legend With Level 3 Autonomous Driving Goes On Sale In Japan
Empathetic AI? Source: Photo by Owen Beard on Unsplash with Meg Price I recently heard that coaches and helping professions like social workers are considered the last refuge against the ‘fact’ AI. But now AI is learning so fast it can theoretically learn and replace any human task. Even being empathetic ! Research from Harvard University recently suggested coaching can soon be automated. AI comes in many forms, from those little chatbots on websites to Alexa and many other automations that are proactive like the programs in Tesla that the driver talks to. But advances in conversational AI means we can now have conversations with technology that makes us ‘feel’ we are talking to a human that really listens and responds ‘intelligently’. So what? People still want to connect to people! The work of a coach or health care professional requires extensive professional, empathic, psychological, and other skills like human intuition . How could these … [Read more...] about Will AI Replace Coaches and Psychologists?
Hi all, In today's bulletin: China aims for higher growth rate to create more jobs ; China lawmakers propose changes to Hong Kong’s election rules ; Myanmar mayhem continues with United Nations Security Council due to meet later today; Malaysian PM Muhyiddin keeps 1MDB in spotlight, and more. Reading this on the web or know someone who might enjoy receiving Asian Insider? Our sign-up page is here . China sets GDP growth target of over 6% despite pandemic China, the world's only major economy to grow last year despite the debilitating impact of coronavirus infections, is set to accelerate its pace of economic growth in 2021. Presenting his yearly work report at the opening of the country's annual legislative meeting, Premier Li Keqiang said the country has set an annual gross domestic product (GDP) target of over 6 per cent for this year. Some of the other highlights that emerged are the following: - China is looking to create 11 million new urban … [Read more...] about Asian Insider, March 5: China to aim for 6% GDP growth; Hong Kong’s election rules
Colorado officials committed to cleaner air and reducing reliance on fossil fuels have reached a turning point on whether to tolerate the hulking oil refinery north of Denver that ranks among the state’s major polluters and regularly malfunctions . They must approve or deny Suncor Energy’s applications to renew its operating permits, which serve as contracts governing the emission levels of toxic pollutants that can cause cancer and serious heart, lung and other health problems. This is oversight power Colorado air pollution regulators have declined to use over nearly a decade of letting Suncor run the refinery under the equivalent of an expired driver’s license — a perk granted to companies if they submit timely renewal applications. Suncor’s outdated permits, which records show were issued in 2006 and 2012, allow emissions of 866,100 tons a year of heat-trapping gases and toxics including sulfur dioxide, benzene and hydrogen cyanide . During malfunctions, pollution … [Read more...] about Suncor refinery north of Denver faces state review of outdated permits, plans $300 million push to be “better not bigger”