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Beware the hype around AI. It has fooled many

Risk Management, Technology, Trends, Facts       Jul 11, 2019

Last March, McDonald’s acquired the startup Dynamic Yield for $300 million, in the hope of employing machine learning to personalize customer experience.    In the age of artificial intelligence, this was a no-brainer for McDonald’s, since Dynamic Yield is widely recognized for its AI-powered technology and...

Air conditioning is the world's next big threat

  By Chris Bryant The vast majority of Americans have air conditioning but in Germany almost nobody does. At least not yet.   So when temperatures in Berlin rose to an uncomfortable 37 Celsius (99 Fahrenheit) this week – a record for the month of June –...

In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer: UN

  The world is on course for “climate apartheid”, where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt, a UN human rights report said on Tuesday.   The report, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council...

Found love at work? It may be unhealthy for the aspiring 'power couple'

Risk Management, Workplace/Employee Benefits       Jun 17, 2019

  NEW DELHI: With the life being in top gear round the clock for corporate leaders, their love life often takes a beating, and experts are of the opinion that any conflict of interest must be kept in mind when indulging in workplace relationships.   The HR...

How Homes are being built, raised to withstand Extreme Weather

Disaster & Management, Non-Life, Risk Management       May 13, 2019

  Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Prashant Gopal Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City.   In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare.   Breezy...

How do you save a million people from a cyclone? Odisha has the answer

Disaster & Management, Eco/Invest/Demography       May 04, 2019

  Hari Kumar Jeffrey Gettleman & Sameer Yasir   Flights were cancelled. Train service was out.   And one of the biggest storms in years was bearing down on Odisha, where millions of people live cheek by jowl in a low-lying coastal area in mud-and-stick shacks.   But government...

New crop of satellites will identify biggest contributors to Climate Change

A wave of satellites set to orbit the Earth will be able to pinpoint producers of greenhouse gases, right down to an individual leak at an oil rig.   More than a dozen governments and companies have or are planning to launch satellites that measure concentrations...

WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions

Health, Technology       Apr 27, 2019

  WHO today released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.   “Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” says WHO Director-General...

Five things to consider before buying a health insurance

Health       Mar 10, 2019

  Medical emergencies come unannounced and bring with them a long-list of expenses which owing to lack of adequate planning often leads to financial distress for the patient & their family. Having a comprehensive Health Insurance helps in managing such situations and one must foresee the...

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