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A model demonstrates Alibaba’s FashionAI technology, with the chosen item’s details being displayed on the mirror, at a pop-up store in partnership with fashion brand GUESS, on the sidelines of the Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile Conference at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip
April 30, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence for the Perplexed Executive

AI can transform almost every industry. The biggest uncertainty may be the humans behind it.
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People protest outside the entrance for the Real Estate Disposition Corp Foreclosure Home Auction in New York, March 8, 2009. The auction of foreclosed homes in New York City on Sunday drew protesters who blamed banks for an epidemic of home losses and called for a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. Credit: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
April 3, 2019
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Why Was the Last Recovery Slower Than Usual? Actually, It Wasn’t

A new study of financial crises going back to 1870 shows that they make for unusually nasty recessions.

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Edward Lazear. Credit: Nancy Rothstein
March 8, 2019
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Work Is a Competitive Sport

What keeps people motivated at work? A professor of economics says it’s all about how you structure compensation.

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Remotely controlled robots OriHime-D, developed by Ory Lab Inc. to promote employment of disabled people, serve customers at a cafe in Tokyo, Japan. Credit: Reuters/Issei Kato
March 7, 2019
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Our Misplaced Fear of Job-Stealing Robots

At a Future of Work forum, experts say demographic shifts, not artificial intelligence, create the biggest challenges for today’s workplace.
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