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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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Dota 2 Major - OpTic Gaming during the game 1 Draft of the grand final Action. Credit: Reuters/Ed Sykes
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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February 8, 2019
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Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Pick Your Employees

A Stanford GSB scholar shares why algorithms aren’t sophisticated enough to make these strategic decisions ... yet.
January 9, 2019
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Solving Poverty Using the Tools of Silicon Valley

A Stanford research team will harness computer learning to root out the many causes of poverty — and suggest precise solutions.
December 3, 2018
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Here’s What You Should Read over the Holidays

Seven Stanford business professors recommend their favorite books.
November 20, 2018
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The Surprising Power of Small Data

More information isn’t necessarily better in health care — or business.
November 15, 2018
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How to Design a Successful Crowdsourcing Contest

Providing regular updates to competitors during innovation contests yields better solutions faster.
October 26, 2018
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What Our Emails Reveal

It’s hard to hide how you really feel in email.
October 19, 2018
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Big Data Is Giving an Edge to Big Companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation.
September 19, 2018
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How Much Is Your Private Data Worth — and Who Should Own It?

In an ideal world, consumers would control the rights to their data but would also be able to sell it broadly.
July 13, 2018
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Can Ad-Skipping Be Good for Advertisers?

TV sponsors will soon know when you click away, and that’s valuable information.
June 20, 2018
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Inside the Secret World of Venture Capital

The Stanford Venture Capital Initiative is quietly assembling a massive database from people who prefer to stay mum.