Pilgrim’s Pride plans to employ robots

Another manufacturer employs robots to help with production.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the second-largest U.S. producer, is adding robotics and X-ray technology for processes such as deboning the front half of the birds, chief executive officer Bill Lovette said Thursday during the company’s secondquarter earnings conference call. Pilgrim’s is working with Scott Technology Ltd., a New Zealand automation company controlled by Pilgrim’s corporate parent, the Brazilian meat giant JBS SA.

Reference: Pilgrim’s Pride plans to employ robots

Sodas lift McDonald’s

Some interesting trend in fast food business:

  • introducing in-store ordering kiosks,
  • expanding delivery through UberEats, and
  • launching a mobile order-and-pay option.

Reference: Sodas lift McDonald’s

What does every pizza joint knead? Robots

Robots are not ready for pizza industry yet.

Reference: What does every pizza joint knead? Robots

Guns kill nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. each year and send thousands more to hospitals

Handguns and other firearms cause the deaths of more children in the United States each year than the flu or asthma, according to a comprehensive new report on gun violence and kids.

Each day in the United States, an average of 3.5 people under the age of 18 are shot to death and another 15.5 are treated in a hospital emergency department for a gunshot wound. Between 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,287 children and adolescents died each year as a result of gun violence, making firearms second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of injury-related deaths. Another 5,790 were treated for gunshot injuries in U.S. hospitals.

Here’s another way to look at it: In the United States, a gun is the cause of death in more than 1 in 10 deaths of people under the age of 18.

The number of child fatalities related to guns is far higher in the U.S. than in any other high-income country. Another study has reckoned that the U.S. accounts for 91% of all the firearms-related deaths of children under 14 in the world’s 23 richest countries.

The new analysis, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, represents an unusually comprehensive look at the toll that guns take on children.

Reference: Guns kill nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. each year and send thousands more to hospitals

Historical Comey Testimony

Ex-FBI director, James Comey, made a testimony on June 8, 2017, about Trump’s objection of justice investigation in front of US Senators. I write this summary to remember this historical moment in the future.

First of all, Senators overlooked the most important item in the testimony: If Trump admitted in public that he fired Comey to influence the investigation of Russian related to his campaign and the election, it’s a direct objection of justice! There is no need to argue the intention of the word “hope” that Trump used in their private meetings.

Second, the focus of the testimony is about Trump’s objection of the justice. Trump’s attorney misled US people by emphasizing Trump not being investigated for the Russian intervention. They are not the same topic. The attorney and the administration are distracting people from the center of the testimony again by making alternate fact.

Third, beyond the testimony, rational people would understand that Trump is lying about the truth all the time. With this, how do we educate our kids about honesty now? What promise can Trump’s words provide anymore?

Forth, Senator McCane was confused between Clinton email incident and Russian meddling US election. Clinton email incident was completely investigated and no crimes were found. That’s why it was closed. Clinton email incident did not involve Russian, although Democratic Party email leaks are Russian related. And, the reason that Trump’s campaign being still open investigation is because of Russian involvement. These are different and separated criminal investigations, and the same reason why one is closed but the other is still open, even if they happened during the same 2016 US election.

Fifth, some senators claimed Comey leaking classified documents, which is not correct. Comey did not hand out classified “documents”. He handed out the “recollection” of his memory of his conversation with Trump to a reporter as a private citizen after he got fired so it’s a debate about whether his memory note written later could be counted as classified or not.

Reference:

Clapper: Democracy ‘under assault’

Donald Trump’s win was predicted by Allan Lichtman — the US election expert who has called every result since 1984

Relationship Quiz

DataRobot comes out with a machine leaning model to predict relationship via 6 questions. Check it out here.

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads that automation will take jobs, and it’s up to millennials to create more

Thank you Mark for bringing attention to future job loss due to automation.

“… today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs. Membership in a lot of communities has been declining. A lot people are feeling disconnected and depressed, and are trying to fill a void in their lives.”

The Facebook executive said that it’s time for this generation to define a “social contract” in the vein of the New Deal or the Great Society. In his remarks, Zuckerberg said that we should explore ideas such as universal basic income — the idea that everyone should receive a base salary — and explore ways to provide health care and childcare in ways that aren’t tied to an employer.

Reference:

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads that automation will take jobs, and it’s up to millennials to create more

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