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Internet of Things. | iStock/macrovector
July 6, 2017
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The Internet of Changing Things

How the spread of computerized gizmos is shifting business models big and small.

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Labourers work at a large garment factory | Reuters/Kham
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.

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People waiting in emergency room | iStock/abalcazar
October 11, 2016
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Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.

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Baidu's robot Xiaodu | Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
March 11, 2017
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Andrew Ng: Why AI Is the New Electricity

A computer scientist discusses artificial intelligence’s promise, hype, and biggest obstacles.
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February 3, 2015
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Keith Krehbiel: Why the Cost of Vote-Buying Favors Moderate Policies

A Stanford political economist predicts that the new Republican Congress won’t overcome the “gravitational pull to the center” in U.S. politics.
January 23, 2015
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Michal Kosinski: Computers Are Better Judges of Your Personality Than Friends

Artificial intelligence can draw inferences about a person as accurately as a spouse, according to one Stanford postdoctoral fellow.
December 15, 2014
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Risk: The Recommended List

Learn more about risk and other related topics.
December 11, 2014
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Five Things You Should Know About Risk

From outer space to the boardroom, risk is all around us.
November 15, 2014
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Stefanos Zenios: What Hospitals Around the World Can Learn From India

How a smart hospital used a simple approach to solve a big problem.
November 7, 2014
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Former NSA Head Michael Hayden: The Agency “Cannot Survive Without Being More Transparent”

Michael Hayden discusses the evolving rules in combatting terrorism.
October 27, 2014
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Neil Malhotra: Why No News Is Still Important News in Research

Researchers often don’t publish null findings. A Stanford scholar explains why that’s a bad thing.
October 23, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
How to handle the early challenges of starting a social enterprise.
October 23, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Paul Niehaus founded Give Directly, a nonprofit on a mission to simplify the donation process and connect the donor to recipient.
October 22, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Lieselotte Heederik shows how Nazava Water Filters improved health through an affordable and accessible technology.