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[D] Need advice for GPU purchase

I have very little experience with computer hardware, but I've hit the critical point in my ML studies where it makes more sense for me to purchase …

Emerging Technology

Understanding Social Commerce and Its Benefits to Your Business

From the earliest barter economies operating thousands of years ago to present day markets, the manner in which people exchange goods and services …

People Think Companies Can’t Do Good and Make Money. Can Companies Prove Them Wrong?

Imagine you’re the CEO of a casual dining chain. One of your executives comes to you with a proposal: she wants to lower the quality of service at the restaurants, reduce product safety standards, use deceptive marketing practices, lower employee pay, and adopt worse environmental practices. Would …

Profit

Scientists faked a procedure on patients to find that stents don’t actually make them feel better

About 20 years ago, doctors first used a stent—an inflatable tube, usually metal or plastic—to reopen blocked blood vessels around the heart. Since, it’s become a standard of care for relieving heart-related chest pain. But new research suggests stents may be more placebo than panacea.<p>Researchers …

Medical Research

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

Nichol Bradford Contributor<p>Nichol Bradford is the CEO and Founder of Willow Group, a Transformative Technology Company, and the co-founder and executive director of the Transformative Technology Lab at Sofia University.<p>Ask yourself a simple question. If it were an issue for you, what would you pay …

Self-improvement

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Management

In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran …

Leadership

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Emotional Intelligence

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Inc.com

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Do Spring Break Like a Grown-Up: 5 Incredible Destinations

In your very early 20s, the idea of a spring break was a gift from the ultimate party god. You danced, you drank, and you made a few bad decisions, all while wearing a swimsuit and soaking up the sun at some all-inclusive beach resort. In your 30s, this idea may now make you cringe, but that …