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Automation and Artificial Intelligence and how machines are affecting people and places

Brookings explore Automation and Artificial Intelligence and how machines are affecting people and places. Current discourse suggests that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both advantages and disadvantages.  The report provides a detailed analysis and concludes with a comprehensive response framework for policymakers. See report here: https://www.brookings.edu/research/automation-and-artificial-intelligence-how-machines-affect-people-and-places/        

How South Korea ‘Flattened the Curve’

  How South Korea Flattened the Curve The ASI wish to thank the Asia Society for allowing us to broadcast this video, in their COVID19 #InThisTogether series which addresses how South Korea have managed Croronavirus. Arguably no country has done a better job of managing the coronavirus outbreak than South Korea. In the weeks since…

ASI Update: COVID-19

Dear Followers and Supporters of the Asia Scotland Institute, In support of government policy to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are having to modify the way in which we present our speaker programmes. The Institute team is now working remotely away from our base at the ECCI. Over the coming two months we plan…

Madiha Afzal- Pakistan teeters on the edge of potential disaster with the coronavirus

As of March 26, coronavirus cases in Pakistan — the world’s fifth most populous country — climbed to 1,190; nine people have died. Pakistan currently has the highest number of cases in South Asia, more even than its far larger neighbor, India. In this densely populated country of more than 210 million, with megacities Lahore…

David J Birrell: Booming Asia is the big prize for Scottish business

During this year it is ­expected that Asia’s GDP will overtake the GDP of the rest of the world ­combined. By 2030, the region is expected to ­contribute roughly 60 per cent of ­global growth, providing endless opportunities for our next generation of leaders and businesses in Scotland.   The challenge is however, whether levels…

McKinsey & Company publish ‘Wealth management in Asia: Navigating the impact of coronavirus’

McKinsey & Company publish an article entitled ‘Wealth management in Asia: Navigating the impact of coronavirus’. To adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, wealth-management firms can implement four measures. For more information and the full content of the article, please check the following link: https://www.mckinsey.com/uk/our-insights/wealth-management-in-asia-navigating-the-impact-of-coronavirus.

McKinsey & Company publish ‘Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus’

McKinsey & Company publish an article entitled ‘Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus’. Sponsors and their portfolio companies need to adjust quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s the new playbook. For more information and the full content of the article, please check the following link: https://www.mckinsey.com/uk/our-insights/private-equity-and-the-new-reality-of-coronavirus.

McKinsey & Company publish ‘Leadership in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 response and implications for banks’

McKinsey & Company publish an article entitled ‘Leadership in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 response and implications for banks’. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reverberate, banks have a role to play as systemic stabilizers. For more information and the full content of the article, please check the following link: https://www.mckinsey.com/uk/our-insights/leadership-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-covid-19-response-and-implications-for-banks.