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The Next Space Race Is Artificial Intelligence

Nearly 60 years ago, then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson seized his colleagues with a stark Cold War warning: Whoever wins the space race, …

Opinion: Why this Tesla car shopper sped away from the Model 3

I put a $1,000 deposit on a Tesla Model 3 the day it was announced. At the time I thought of the Model 3 as a smaller, cheaper version of the Model …

Tesla

Finally, a Driverless Car with Some Common Sense - MIT Technology Review

Boston’s notoriously unfriendly drivers and chaotic roads may be the perfect testing ground for a fundamentally different kind of self-driving car.<p>An …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates Says This Book Is 'One of the Most Important' He's Ever Read

Millions of people have tuned in for Swedish physician and statistician Hans Rosling’s TED Talks over the years, and the videos caught the attention …

The Limits of Explainability

When we look at a stack of blocks or a stack of Oreos, we intuitively have a sense of how stable it is, whether it might fall over, and in what …

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

Como seria São Paulo se projetos de urbanismo tivessem saído do papel?

No sexto andar do histórico Edifício Martinelli, no centro de São Paulo, dois funcionários de meia-idade cuidam das prateleiras empoeiradas e abarrotadas de papéis do arquivo da SPUrbanismo - a empresa pública de promoção de ações de planejamento e desenvolvimento urbano.<p>No cubículo jazem …

Starting at the source: Sustainability in supply chains

By working closely with their suppliers, consumer companies can lessen their environmental and social impact and position themselves for strong …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Economics

Mexico Braces for the Possible Collapse of Nafta

MEXICO CITY — Mexico is steeling itself for the increasing possibility that the United States will pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, envisioning how the Mexican economy would adapt without the deal that has guided relations between the neighbors for a quarter-century.<p>Since …

Globalization

The Godfather of Mexican Manufacturing Couldn’t Care Less About Donald Trump

In Ciudad Juárez, along the U.S.-Mexico border at the foot of the Sierra Madre, a dark blue Range Rover winds through the empire built by Jaime …

Mexico

Automakers Push Back Against Trump And Say ‘NAFTA Is Working’

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

How Retailers Use Personalized Prices to Test What You’re Willing to Pay

Have you ever looked up flights or hotels on an app on your phone, only to open your laptop and see different prices?<p>That’s exactly what happened to me recently. I was using Orbitz’s iPhone app to research a vacation package to New York City. Settling on a hotel, I accessed Orbitz’s website on my …

eCommerce

How to Spot a Machine Learning Opportunity, Even If You Aren’t a Data Scientist

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a niche subfield of computer science. Tech giants have been using AI for years: Machine learning algorithms power Amazon product recommendations, Google Maps, and the content that Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter display in social media feeds. But William …

Nudging the world toward smarter public policy: An interview with Richard Thaler

Public and private data alike will become more transparent, says behavioral scientist Richard Thaler. That’s an opportunity for some companies and a …

Top Global Thinker Applies Lessons from Airbnb and Uber to Open Government as a Platform

<i>Recently, I interviewed Sangeet Paul Choudary, a C-level executive advisor and an international best-selling author. He is the co-author of</i> Platform Revolution <i>and the author of</i> Platform Scale<i>. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30</i> …

The Power of Network Effects: Why they make such Valuable Companies, and how to Harness them

<i>Evergreen</i> <i>is a weekly collection of links to the best learning resources in business, collected by a group of managers, founders, and investors. We</i> …

Assistance, Augmentation, and Automation

The scene stealers at CES 2017 were digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence. Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana were joined by …

Why is it so hard to ditch Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook?

Scott Galloway’s The Four is a bareback ride upon the four horses of the economic apocalypse – Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. It is a timely …

Jeff Bezos

Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking.<p>Happy-looking people were huddled around tables filled with the latest gadgets from Microsoft and Apple. The video game aisle was bustling. Blue-shirted employees …

eCommerce

How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people.<p>Tristram Stuart has 24 hours to produce a restaurant meal for 50 people—to plan a menu, gather food, then welcome guests to a venue in a city not his own. Complicating what sounds …

German automakers formed a secret cartel in the ‘90s to collude on diesel emissions: report

The car cartel tells us a lot<p>Last week, <i>Der Spiegel</i> published an explosive report alleging that the major German automakers formed a secret cartel in the 1990s to collude on diesel emissions. These companies, including Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Daimler, met in secret working groups to …

Diesel Emissions

Cracks in the ridesharing market--and how to fill them

For all of its remarkable growth, ridesharing is still far from ubiquitous. To boost miles traveled, the industry will need new solutions, including …

This app is trying to replicate you

I need to show you an excerpt from probably the strangest interview I’ve ever conducted. (That’s me on the left)<p>Hi Mike, how’s it going?<p>Pretty …

Arks of the Apocalypse

It was a freakishly warm evening last October when a maintenance worker first discovered the water — torrents of it, rushing into the entrance tunnel of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a storage facility dug some 400 feet into the side of a mountain on a Norwegian island near the North Pole. A …

Chart: Here's How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

Chart: Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions<p>on May 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm<p>Shares 47.3K<p>The Revenue Streams of the Five Largest Tech Companies<p><i>The</i> …

Market Capitalization

Comment on The Road To Transportation-As-A-Service by G A Mercer

Excellent article, jam-packed with info. But I will note one small issue with the fact (from the excellent Dr. Sivak) about the rise in share of US …

Kann 3D-Druck wirtschaftlich werden? Eine Studie hat nachgerechnet

3D-Druck sei die nächste industrielle Revolution, hören wir allerorten. Wer einen Drucker in Aktion gesehen und gemütlich gewartet hat, kann da schon …

Wirtschaft

Why the Automotive Future Will Be Dominated by Fuel Cells

<b>You’d have to be completely uninterested</b> in cars or any other type of transportation to not recognize that automobiles are undergoing a major …