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“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”
“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”
“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”

The latest research shows that if you look a robot in the “eye,” you will display similar reactions as when you look a human in the eye. But trust does not develop in this way.

I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said
I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said
I Wrote This but Don’t Actually Understand What I Said

Grasping the complexities and ambiguities of human language is a whole different ballgame.

Bloody Hell!
Bloody Hell!
Bloody Hell!

Robots have much to offer in the medical world, and can even carry out operations, but don’t worry: There’s still a surgeon behind their actions.

You’ve Got to Have Heart to Have Art
You’ve Got to Have Heart to Have Art
You’ve Got to Have Heart to Have Art

Artificial intelligence offers artists an amazing tool set, but only humans make meaning.

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Neurophilosophy and a Thought Model of AI-Inspired Leadership

How the humanities and natural sciences are working together to ensure that the coming AI revolution won’t be a disaster. And what organizations can learn from research progress today.

The Road to the Future Is Paved with 5G
The Road to the Future Is Paved with 5G

The technology that drives the Internet of Things powers the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

How to Reduce Complexity
How to Reduce Complexity

We often make complex things even more difficult by the way we deal with them. Here's how to change that.

Great Expeditions
Great Expeditions

Managing organization-wide change is daunting but the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

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The Adaptation Advantage

Humans have extraordinary skills that no machine can master – and that’s a good thing.

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John Van Reenen

Innovation Needs Inventors

By failing to prioritize inclusivity, the world may miss out on the next Einstein or Marie Curie.

Institute for New Economic Thinking
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Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth

The Ethical Algorithm

Can humans program computers to behave ethically? In some cases, yes.

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Beating Biometric Bias

Surveillance cameras and facial-recognition systems provoke serious ethical and privacy issues.

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World Economic Forum

Digital Assets, Distributed Ledger Technology and the Future of Capital Markets

Distributed ledger technology could transform capital markets.

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The Future Of Talent Acquisition

Get ready for a competitive talent market with the right recruitment tools.

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THE NEAR(EST) FUTURE

The Technologies Changing Life and Work Right Now

MEGATREND

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A convergence of technologies is swiftly transforming the world. Are you ready for its perils and opportunities?

IMPACT

Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?
Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?
Yes, But What Has AI Done for You Lately?

You’ve heard the hype about artificial intelligence (AI) being the future. Well, the future has arrived. Many businesses currently use AI for a variety of applications and now’s the time to consider what AI can…

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The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age
The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age
The Case for Analog Skills in a Digital Age

Growing up digital is not exactly conducive to developing the very skills that technology cannot replace.

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Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners
Biohacking for Beginners

Tweaks to sharpen your thinking and increase your energy 

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This Is Your Brain on Social Media
This Is Your Brain on Social Media
This Is Your Brain on Social Media

Do your mind a favor and limit your scrolling time.

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John P. Kotter, Vanessa Akhtar and Gaurav Gupta

Change

John Kotter calls for urgent broad-based business and social change led by the many, not the few.

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Morela Hernandez, Roshni Raveendhran, Elizabeth Weingarten and Michaela Barnett

How Algorithms Can Diversify the Startup Pool

Algorithms can eliminate cognitive bias in start-up funding. Learn how to help decision makers trust the data.

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Paul Cuatrecasas

Go Tech, or Go Extinct

To stay competitive, traditional businesses must not only become tech-savvy, but must turn into technology companies themselves.

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Melanie Mitchell

How Do You Teach a Car That a Snowman Won’t Walk Across the Road?

Despite developers’ best efforts, artificial intelligence still isn’t smarter than a baby.

Aeon
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Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks, Kavita Philip and Thomas Mullaney

Your Computer Is on Fire

For technology to benefit all, people must stop seeing it as inherently unbiased.

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COMPLEXITY

How to Reduce Complexity
How to Reduce Complexity
How to Reduce Complexity

We often make complex things even more difficult by the way we deal with them. Here's how to change that.

LEARNING

Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective
Make Virtual Training Effective

Moving learning online can be a win-win – when done correctly. 

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To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set
To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set
To Understand One of the Most Important Paradigm Shifts Ever, We Need a Radical Change of Mind-Set

In contrast to classical physics, quantum theory – applied in physics, mechanics and biology – describes phenomena that are often counterintuitive to human thought. But the technology based on it will fundamentally change our world.

Quantum Computing Gets Real
Quantum Computing Gets Real
Quantum Computing Gets Real

Quantum mechanics is turbocharging computing. What does it mean for your business?

REMOTE SELLING

How to Make Remote Selling Work
How to Make Remote Selling Work
How to Make Remote Selling Work

It is not exactly easy these days to provide customer care and to acquire new customers for companies – but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to do it.

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“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”

The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.

CLIMATE CRISIS

Too Much Water, and Not Enough
Too Much Water, and Not Enough
Too Much Water, and Not Enough

It’s a paradox of climate change that rising global temperatures mean rising seas but also retreating freshwater resources. What technologies can help?

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Master online communication: You can avoid sending inadvertent digital signals – or misinterpreting the messages your receive – if you know the code.

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If your workplace isn't the home office, you'll appreciate meeting colleagues in person. Some of them at the coffee machine. The human ones, at least. But chances are that some of your collaborators are AI-powered. It doesn't have to be in the physical form of a robot, though.

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