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Robots on the rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic | Technology

They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to Covid-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus pandemic, robots are having a moment. The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed – disproportionately those in the service industries where women and people of color make up the largest share of the labor force. In October, 11...
Health

Museum of London asks Londoners for Covid pandemic dreams | World news

From tsunamis to perfectly formed egg sandwiches, vivid dreams appear to have become a familiar experience during the pandemic. Now these powerful, bizarre and sometimes unsettling thoughts and images are to be captured for posterity. The Guardians of Sleep project by the Museum of London, working with the Museum of Dreams at Western University in Canada, is asking Londoners to get in touch to share the dreams they experienced as Covid-19 swept the world. Foteini Aravani, the digital curator at the Museum of London, said the work is part of...
Business

Asian Development Bank’s Pill To Recover From Pandemic

Stronger regional cooperation strategies — including in health, trade, finance, and disaster risk — can help governments in Asia and the Pacific accelerate economic growth and a robust recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new book released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). "Regional cooperation and integration has been an effective driver for strong economic growth and a sharp reduction in poverty," ADB vice-president for knowledge management and sustainable development Bambang Susantono said in a statement. Further, "the Covid-19 pandemic is a wake-up call to all of us...
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