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Ro Nay San Lwin Jun 15
children celebrating in the camps in today.
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UNICEF Jun 16
Barefoot, dirty and drenched. Thousands of vulnerable Rohingya refugee families are dealing with torrential rain and strong winds in Bangladesh.
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Adam Khan 3h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
A real Father's Day Hero: This Rohingya refugee father built a house in two days. Hundreds of thousands of the Muslim minority who have fled neighboring Myanmar since an army crackdown last August marked their first Eid-al-Fitr in the cramped refugee tent cities in Bangladesh.
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Adam Khan 4h
Important reminder on “Father’s Day”
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Adam Khan 4h
22 people, including a 13-year old, were injured in this mass shooting attributed to “neighborhood beef, not terrorism” - this was the 12th year of the overnight arts event. “There was music, hundreds of pieces of artwork, all of it supposed to raise money for local artists.”
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Adam Khan 4h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. Another way to look at it - can smaller businesses use Amazon’s infrastructure to both grow their businesses while reducing carbon footprint of inefficient stores? How will this shift impact retail workers and the service industry in coming years?
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Adam Khan 4h
This sets up a clash - between large companies that can afford to invest in automation and smaller businesses that rely on human labor. Amazon sells its web hosting services to other businesses (Airbnb, Netflix…) - helped them grow - will it help smaller bizs embrace robots?
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Adam Khan 6h
Robots are Amazon’s secret sauce - the company saved tens of billions of dollars by replacing humans with robots (while federal government receives less in payroll taxes) and the GOP tax bill helpfully had no robot tax - in fact, the legislation rewards more automation.
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Adam Khan 7h
70% of the US economy (GDP) is consumption so this is an important question to answer. Robots could bring cost of products/services down (by reducing human labor costs) while marketing will attempt to force more consumption of cheaper goods, especially in developing countries.
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Adam Khan 7h
Women and minorities and elderly especially could bear the brunt of the disruption caused by AI and robots. Employers could choose robots over women who could get pregnant and take time off, minorities who could sue for discrimination, or elderly who could cost more to insure.
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Adam Khan May 28
1. From 2007 - 2015, the number of immigrants in US from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25%. During this same period, we gave an *extra $500 billion* to the military ($5 trillion in total to Pentagon) with no clear explanation re value obtained from such spending.
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Adam Khan 7h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2. The global financial crisis was one contributor to illegal immigration - something GW Bush and Obama and various Congresses failed at proactively tackling; when Dems failed at immigration reform (2009-2010), it simply punted the problem to Trump
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Adam Khan 7h
1. “Migrants were exploiting existing immigration laws and court rulings, and using children as a way to get adults into the country, on the theory that families were being treated differently from single people.” Under Obama, entire families were held in detention camps.
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Ro 8h
Replying to @raortman @Khanoisseur
It's very disruptive. Amazon has 'associates' not fork truck operators - a job that has historically been well paying.
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Kathryn Laskey 8h
Replying to @raortman @Khanoisseur
It is already disruptive; will get worse. But there's no dearth of meaningful work-just no economic model for paying for much of it. AI revolution will vastly increase productivity, but in today's economic system fruits go to very few. Will cause huge dislocation if not fixed.
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Ronald A. Ortman 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
3/ In other words, AI can potentially cut a very broad swath through the socioeconomic landscape. To what ultimate effect? How disruptive?
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Ronald A. Ortman 10h
Replying to @Khanoisseur
2/ a fascinating issue is where the impacts of AI and robotics fall. We started losing our manufacturing base when textile mills across America began succumbing to foreign competition--affecting blue collar workers. But AI can displace your board-certified doctor.
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Ronald A. Ortman 10h
1/ Good Morning Mr. Khan. Your recent comments about the decline of American manufacturing creating an opportunity for urban gangs as employers seems spot on. A related issue you're raising: the rise of the machines. AI and robots displacing even more workers.
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Adam Khan Jun 16
Bill Gates is among those who back a robot tax. Some officials in San Francisco are pushing for it too.
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Adam Khan Jun 16
Even at Amazon it’s hard not to see correlation between decline of 24,000 human employees and increase of 75,000 robot employees in 2017. Payroll taxes are one of the largest sources of revenue for federal government. More robots replacing humans = shrinking payroll tax revenues.
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