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A woman uses the remote to change the channel on the TV. Credit: iStock/franckreporter
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.

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San Marcos student Amaris Gonzalez takes a selfie with "Pepper" an artificial Intelligence project utilizing a humanoid robot. | Reuters/Mike Blake
May 23, 2018
Written

Susan Athey: Why Business Leaders Shouldn’t Have Blind Faith in AI

Telling cats from dogs is easy. It’s the what-ifs that get problematic.
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A man looks at his Google Pixel phone | Reuter/Stephen Lam
January 22, 2018
Written

How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.

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Photo illustration of early sewing factory and computer chip. | Tricia Seibold (with art from iStock/elen11)
December 8, 2017
Written

Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.

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People shop for food at a supermarket | Reuters/Edgar Su
September 19, 2017
Written

How One-Stop Shopping Benefits Consumers

Retailers keep prices low across categories to avoid losing customers to competitors.

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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.
May 23, 2018
Written

Susan Athey: Why Business Leaders Shouldn’t Have Blind Faith in AI

Telling cats from dogs is easy. It’s the what-ifs that get problematic.
January 22, 2018
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How Engineering’s Blind Spot Creates Runaway Monopolies

One of Big Tech’s biggest problems is that designers too often forget to put a soul in the machine.
December 8, 2017
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Which Revolution Is More Historic: Industrial or Tech?

A new big data analysis spanning 200 years of patents shows that innovation bursts in the 1800s had greater social impact.
September 19, 2017
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How One-Stop Shopping Benefits Consumers

Retailers keep prices low across categories to avoid losing customers to competitors.
August 21, 2017
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What Does the Word “Intelligence” Really Mean?

Stanford GSB professors suggest a reading list of articles and books related to the concept.
August 14, 2017
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Podcast: Michal Kosinski Shares his Vision of a World Without Privacy

Should your digital footprint be public?
August 9, 2017
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How Digital Nervous Systems Can Raise Your Organizational IQ

As technology accelerates the flow of information, businesses have a new role model: computer networks.
May 9, 2017
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Michal Kosinski: AI Is Already Smarter Than We Are

In part two of a three part series, a data scientist explores how artificial intelligence developed a mind of its own.
May 9, 2017
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Michal Kosinski: Can We Out Evolve Artificial Intelligence?

The human mind will outsmart AI in the end, says Michal Kosinski in the final piece of a three part series.