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People working in a call center
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.

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A complex machine with "cause" and "effect" signs | Illustration by Raymond Biesinger
March 10, 2017
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Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

Susan Athey wants to help machine-learning applications look beyond correlation and into root causes.
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The End of Privacy, Part 1 | Art by Tricia Seibold, Photo by iStock/Bim
May 9, 2017
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Michal Kosinski: The End of Privacy

In part one of a three part series, a Stanford GSB professor discusses a controversial algorithm that knows more about you than your best friend.

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The End of Privacy, Part 2: | Art by Tricia Seibold, hoto by iStock/Bim
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.

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The End of Privacy, Part ​3​ | ​Art by Tricia Seibold, photo by iStock/Bim
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.

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October 11, 2016
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A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

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Beware the Little-Known “Spillover” Effect of Online Ads

Companies that advertise hoping to boost sales may unknowingly help their competitors.
September 19, 2016
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The Power of Realistic Expectations

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August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

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