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At Supply Swap, A Teacher's Discarded Blackboard Is Another's Blank Slate

Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. In Baltimore, there's a way for teachers to shop for free.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Some people want to relieve a financial burden on teachers. Think of this burden as the expense of …

Teaching

The 6 Major Blockchain Trends For 2018 Outlined By Deloitte

While the mainstream viability of cryptocurrency remains in question, one of the technologies that has emerged in its wake is primed to do big things.<p>Blockchain continues to grow in popularity as people across multiple industries find new applications for it. Recently, Deloitte released a report …

Blockchain

What Are “Ethics in Design”?

People in the field are calling for more ethical decision-making—but it’s hard to pin down what exactly that means.<p>Last year, a video posted to …

UX Design

Can artificial intelligence take the bias out of hiring?

Artificial intelligence is coming for hiring, and it might not be that bad.

Machine Learning

15 Metrics for UX Benchmarking

A benchmark study tells you where a website, app, or product falls relative to some meaningful comparison.<p>This comparison can be to an earlier …

UX Design

There’s a simple way to make children more fit. It’s called the Daily Mile.

If you haven’t heard of the Daily Mile yet, your time has come. Nowtaking place in 3,600 primary schools each day in 35 countries around the world, it takes children outside during normal lesson time to run or walk laps of the playground for 15 minutes. The ones who run cover around a mile each day.<p>…

World Health Organization

Digital Transformation - Reports - World Economic Forum

<i>The industry has a chance to move from incremental, digitally driven operational improvements to a broader embrace of digital technologies.</i><p>For most …

The White Strategy

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, when just about everyone assumed Mitt Romney lost because he didn’t win enough Hispanic votes, the election analyst Sean Trende produced a dissenting take. A close look at the results across the Midwest and Appalachia revealed a large population of what Trende …

Political Science

New Supply Chain Jobs Are Emerging as AI Takes Hold

Companies are cutting supply chain complexity and accelerating responsiveness using the tools of artificial intelligence. Through AI, machine learning, robotics, and advanced analytics, firms are augmenting knowledge-intensive areas such as supply chain planning, customer order management, and …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Vegetarian Nuggets for Kids

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F.<p>Place the panko on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until toasted and golden-brown, about 5 …

Recipes

Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss, Oomm-tsss, oomm-tsss... it's an AI beatbox

<b>Vid</b> Press record, make some noise into your mic, press play, voila – all in your browserAI can now beatbox for you for hours on end using your voice, …

Drums

Teaching Entrepreneurship, Coding Skills May Be the Way Out Of the Prison Cycle

The United States has the largest incarcerated population in the world — in a country that holds about 5 percent of the world’s population, we have …

Entrepreneurship

Tech companies use “persuasive design” to get us hooked. Psychologists say it’s unethical.

A group of psychologists say kids are suffering from “hidden manipulation techniques” that companies like Facebook and Twitter use.<p>As much as adults are now constantly inundated with technology — those constant Facebook notifications and that next episode on Netflix already cued up — children today …

Social Media

Is Blockchain Technology the Future of Voting?

In Mac Warner’s 23 years in the U.S. Army, he experienced firsthand the hurdles of voting from abroad. “On a hillside in Afghanistan, it’s hard to …

Blockchain

How Fashion Retailer H&M Is Betting On Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Regain Profitability

Recent years of lackluster performance and the most significant profit drop in six years has fast-fashion retailer H&M looking for a road to profitability. The company is turning to tech to build a stronger business, drive efficiencies in its supply chain and operations, and give consumers what …

eCommerce

Apples in Stereo's Robert Schneider gave up a flourishing music career to chase his true passion: Math

Apples in Stereo’s Robert Schneider gave up a flourishing music career to chase his true passion: Math<p>“For me, it’s just about pursuing things that …

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

NVIDIA BrandVoice: Robotics Solutions Using Deep Learning

Kinema Systems and GhostRobotics faced off and shared their pitches with the live audience at NVIDIA’S GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to showcase different approaches with autonomous systems using deep learning, machine learning and AI.<p>Kinema Systems, based in Menlo Park, Calif., is building …

Machine Learning

I wrote a guide on how to create a Customer Journey Map. Hope you find it useful!

UX Design

Why I predict Progressive Web Apps will change the game for digital agencies

Let’s face it. Even though consumers love websites, no one is entirely happy about the prospect of opening a website on their mobile device, especially those laden with features and images, and using it all the way to check out things.<p>No matter how responsive or well-adapted to the interface, using …

Apps

Trump’s Republican Party, explained in one photo

A monument to what political scientists call “negative partisanship,” one of the most important phenomena of our political time.<p>Sometimes there are images that so perfectly encapsulate a moment in time that all you can do is marvel. They’re the kinds of things that will show up in history …

Vladimir Putin

TGI Fridays doubled business and grew engagement 500% with AI (VB Live)

<b>AI technology is becoming available to any company looking for a competitive edge, and now’s the time to level up your marketing strategy with AI and ensure your next infrastructure move helps you exploit the AI advantage. So don’t miss this VB Live event!</b><p><b>Register here for free.</b><p>In the past 14 …

Artificial Intelligence

“The Lean Startup” is an unproductive legend

The only real measure of success for a startup is not to stay a startup. And yet, the gurus of innovation and entrepreneurship admonish us to “innovate continuously, like entrepreneurs do,” “fail forward,” and “fail fast.”<p>These slogans come from an ideology born out of <i>The Lean Startup</i>, which …

Startups

We’ve been structuring brainstorm sessions all wrong

The traditional framework for brainstorms involves identifying a problem, listing solutions within a set of parameters, and then choosing the best.<p>But research on creativity and innovation suggests that truly innovative solutions result not from searching for a “correct answer,” but from the …

Design

Will self-driving cars kill parking?

Some people have postulated that autonomous ridesharing cars will never need to park and cities of the future will not need street parking, parking lots or parking garages. But parking is far from dead. In fact, the $100 billion market may be poised to grow.<p>We’ve heard from parking startup founders …

Ridesharing

Starbucks drops major hint at plans to accept Bitcoin

Back in May, reports surfaced that New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) was developing a Bitcoin trading platform. This morning, it officially announced the creation of Bakkt, a new company that will help trade and convert the best known cryptocurrency to fiat money — …

Mobile Payments

Study: People are less likely to turn a robot off if it asks them not to

A team of German researchers published a study earlier this week indicating people can be duped into leaving a robot turned on just because it “asks” them to. The problem is called personification and it could cause our species some problems as machines become more integrated into our …

Robotics

Design parking garages so they can easily become housing

As a future where there are vastly fewer cars becomes possible, we should consider future-proofing new parking lots to make sure they can easily transition into other uses once they’re no longer needed.<p>There are about 500 million parking spaces in America for our 326 million citizens. Parking …

Ridesharing

Use Design Thinking to Put Yourself in Your Customers' Shoes

How well do you put yourself in your customer’s shoes? Year in and year out, “innovation” ranks as one of the top corporate agenda items across all …

UX Design