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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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 Dara Khosrowshahi. Credit: Courtesy of Dara Khosrowshahi
September 24, 2019
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Dara Khosrowshahi: Driving Change at Uber

On this podcast episode, the CEO of Uber talks with students on how choosing a career path based on people, not job titles, makes a difference.

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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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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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