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Courthouse steps at dawn. Credit: iStock/ozgurdonmaz
March 16, 2020
Written

The Future of Criminal Justice

A conference on prosecution reform through data discusses the challenges of culture change.

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Susan Athey. Credit: Tricia Seibold
January 31, 2020
Video

The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
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Susan Athey. Credit: Tricia Seibold
January 16, 2020
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Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.

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An illustration of a computer with competing information and content types. Credit: iStock/tudmeak
December 10, 2019
Written

Where the Bidding Never Stops

Millions of online ads get sold by auction each day. The algorithms behind it all are complicated. But simple ideas can be effective.

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HAI Distinguished Fellow Erik Brynjolfsson and Stanford GSB Professor Susan Athey discuss the ethics of AI at a recent conference, Credit: Holly Hernandez
November 7, 2019
Written

Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.

Latest Stories on Big Data

March 16, 2020
Written

The Future of Criminal Justice

A conference on prosecution reform through data discusses the challenges of culture change.
January 31, 2020
Video

The New Emerging Role in Big Tech? Economists

To maximize the potential of big data, firms are looking for employees with a new skill set.
January 16, 2020
Video

Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.
December 10, 2019
Written

Where the Bidding Never Stops

Millions of online ads get sold by auction each day. The algorithms behind it all are complicated. But simple ideas can be effective.
November 7, 2019
Written

Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
October 28, 2019
Written

Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.
September 4, 2019
Written

With “Retargeted” Advertising, Sooner Is Better Than Later

You know those ads that follow you around online? New research shows that they work, especially when deployed early.
August 19, 2019
Written

How to Stay Ahead When the Rules Change

A Stanford business professor infiltrates the ever-shifting world of eSports to unearth new lessons in corporate adaptability.
July 12, 2019
Written

Why Hospitals Underreport the Number of Patients They Infect

The misclassification of hospital-acquired infections may be costing Medicare up to $200 million a year, a new study shows.
June 28, 2019
Written

How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.