November 18, 2019      1 min read

Whether you need some lunch time reads or something to get you past hump day, we’ve curated five links you’ll enjoy!

The Death of Cars?

A prominent figure in the auto industry, Bob Lutz has worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and BMW. His latest revelation predicts the end of cars as we know it. He argues that we are approaching the end of the line of automobiles, with the end state being a “fully autonomous module with no capability for drivers to exercise command.” Who will be the winners and the losers of this grim prophecy?

RFID Tags Help Boost Uniqlo Sales

Uniqlo’s operator, Fast Retailing is looking to streamline checkout and stock control by introducing IC tags at all its outlets within a year. IC tags will help Uniqlo save time for payment and inventory control, allowing the company to increase production of their popular products. Among other benefits, the IC tags will also shorten checkout times and ensure that items are in stock.

The Cloud: Transforming the Internet

Introducing the cloud in 2000 has since redefined how everyone, from students to government agencies, store, process and create on the internet. Check out this infographic from Sonian to hear from the skeptics then and now!

The Popularity Contest Redefined

If you thought your high school days were behind you, think again. As Mitch Prinstein discovers, we might not talk about it in terms of “popularity” but much like in high school, most workplaces have people who are accepted rejected, neglected and controversial.

How AI Might Land You Your Dream Job

Job seeking platform Indeed has had 6,363 new jobs in the past 7 days alone. With most jobs now being advertised online, finding the best fit for you might be like finding a needle in a haystack. AI technology can improve the job seeker experience by helping them extract the details of experience requirements and soft skills that a company prefers. It can also help them determine whether they’d be a good fit for the job. It seems like AI technology is only just beginning to scratch the surface of the hiring process.

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