UOBAM Muses for September

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The resilience of tech stocks has been apparent in the run-up in equities markets since the sharp falls earlier in the year despite the occasional shadows cast by ongoing US-China tensions. The influence of technology has meanwhile been raised several notches and become more ubiquitous in our daily lives. With challenges presented by the pandemic, the world has been made to adapt at a faster pace due to newfound impetus and fresh ideas from new perspectives.

For the Digest Literature this month, we explore and look into how widespread and deep technology will affect the way we live as well as how some of the current trends in tech application may impact the world on a larger scale in the near future.

Check out the following articles and video clips:

Google wants to solve streaming. Microsoft did it 7 years ago (Fast Company)

A-level results: why algorithms get things so wrong – and what we can do to fix them (The Conversation)

Dreaming of a driverless future, but for now, humans are still in the seat (Kr Asia)

Eat your food, and the package too (National Geographic)

A blind musician can feel a conductor’s movements, thanks to a high-tech baton (CNN)

The houses that build themselves (YouTube)

Green Shoots

As part of UOBAM’s continued efforts to promote sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in our approach to investing and our company’s culture, here are also some articles in our Green Shoots segment.

Expect more growth, job opportunities in the sustainability sector: Grace Fu (CNA)

‘We have a social responsibility, to use our platform to drive change’ (The Guardian)

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