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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
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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.

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A young black man, anxious about his bills. Credit: iStock/Damir Khabirov
October 28, 2019
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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.
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A woman uses her credit card to shop on her smartphone. Credit: iStock/Nattakorn Maneerat
September 4, 2019
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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.

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Illustration of gamers throwing balls. Credit: Rune Fisker
August 19, 2019
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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.

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A nurse demonstrates putting on a second pair of protective gloves, Credit: Reuters/Mike Segar
July 12, 2019
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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.

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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.
December 10, 2019
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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
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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
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

New tools could save millions, but come with red flags.
May 17, 2019
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Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.
April 26, 2019
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On Social Media, Sell Your Brand, Not Your Stuff

A new marketing study of Facebook users shows that hard-sell tactics stifle engagement, and engagement is gold.