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Marla Blow | Photo by Jared Soares
June 26, 2018
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Giving Credit to the Underserved

Marla Blow knew her nascent credit card company would face an uphill climb. She did it anyway.

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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
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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 photo illustration of block chain shapes over "I Voted" stickers.  | istock/filo, Reuters/Chris Keane
May 18, 2018
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Can Blockchain Be Used for Public Good?

A new Stanford study looks beyond the hype to examine how decentralized transactions can solve social ills.
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