Carlos A. Escotet

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IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia

IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at <i>Jeopardy</i> to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. University of Tokyo doctors report that the artificial intelligence diagnosed a 60-year-old woman's rare form of leukemia that had been …

This Bee-Inspired Algorithm Helps Delivery Companies Plan The Most Efficient Route

The software could cut fuel use by 40% for smaller companies that don’t have FedEx’s resources.<p>For a delivery truck making rounds, minor tweaks in a route can save huge amounts of time and gas. That’s why UPS spent a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars building an algorithm to help calculate …

Machine Learning

How 3M Lost (and Found) its Innovation Mojo

Originally published by <b>Don Peppers</b> on LinkedIn: The Downside of Six Sigma<p>Revered for decades as one of the world's most innovative companies, 3M lost its innovative mojo when it began using Six Sigma to try to improve its operational efficiency. James McNerney, the CEO named in 2000, was a Jack …

Innovation

6 Tips for Marketers Who Want to Connect in a Meaningful Way With Millennials

While brand experiences have grown in scope, scale, sophistication and effectiveness in recent years, there are a host of new issues and challenges …

Public Relations

Why Mentors Can Be The Making Of Entrepreneurs Like Branson

Advice and support can be just as important as funding in the early stages of starting up in business, which is why a good mentor is worth his or her weight in gold. They are sounding boards, voices of reason, and fonts of knowledge; all rolled into one, and can be a lifeline for those new to …

Entrepreneurship

Why We Should Be Less Innovative—Or at Least, Less Obsessive About It

Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell are professors studying technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. But, perhaps surprisingly given …

Perfection Is the Greatest Obstacle to Productivity

RXR Realty: Senior Director, Capital Markets<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On my first day at my first real job as a newly minted lawyer at a prestigious law firm, I walked into orientation and saw an unnerving message up on the board: "Proofread until your eyes …

Peter Diamandis

8 Startups Changing How Payments Work

Back in the day, making a payment as a business or a consumer was pretty straight-forward. You could pay by cash or check. Then came credit cards followed by debit cards. While these all worked, they tended to be paper-intensive processes that could take a few days to process -- except for cash, of …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments. While rural areas are particularly difficult to reach with …

Banking