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Having a scan? Here’s how the different types work and what they can find

Our first introduction to medical imaging occurs when a doctor asks us to have an x-ray or scan to investigate an injury, pain or symptom that cannot …

Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity

William Wrigley Jr., the American chewing gum tycoon, once noted that business is built by men who disagree, and that “When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” Indeed, not just in business but also in politics, sports, and the arts, there is no shortage of real-world examples of …

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

<b>Après moi, le déluge</b><p>~ King Louis XV of France<p><b>A hard rain's a-gonna fall</b><p>~ Bob Dylan (the first)<p>As the Federal Reserve kicked off its second round of …

How to Ask Great Questions

Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike professionals such as litigators, journalists, and doctors, who are taught how to ask questions as an …

Psychology

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

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The 5 Things Your AI Unit Needs to Do

Not a day goes by without the announcement of the appointment of a new VP of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a Chief Data Scientist, or a Director of AI Research. While the enthusiasm is undeniable, the reality is that AI remains an early-stage technology application. The potential is vast, but how …

How to Create Executive Team Norms — and Make Them Stick

Have you ever been on an executive team where things just clicked? You had a common goal, communication flowed easily, and everyone was willing to put in the long hours for a final push. Looking back, you wish you could replicate and carry forward that same secret sauce on every team, especially …

Meet Blinkist, The Learning App That All The CEOs Love

The best and brightest — and richest — CEOs in the world all have one thing in common: they read. This invaluable habit is essential if you want to …

CEOs

Robo-Advisers Are Coming to Consulting and Corporate Strategy

Does a robot manage your money? For many of us, the answer is yes. Online and algorithmic investment and financial advice is easy to come by these days, usually under the moniker of “robo-advisor.” Startups such as Wealthfront, Personal Capital, and Betterment launched robo-advisors as industry …

Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.<p>While bitcoin investors and …

Will the “black boxes” cause the next financial crisis?

Estimates paint a portrait of inevitability: algorithms will rule markets. According to <i>Bloomberg News,</i> within 10 years, passive giants Vanguard and …

This company will self-destruct after its ICO

Investors and entrepreneurs are moving into a world where token networks influence the way new businesses are established and run. This is a sea change, a complete rethinking of the startup model for network businesses, and if businesses aren’t ready, they will be left behind.<p>Network businesses — …

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Why Curiosity is a Prerequisite for Innovation

Curiosity is an act of rebellion, one that requires courage.<p>Originally published by <b>Don Peppers</b> on LinkedIn: Curiosity is an Act of Rebellion<p>In a previous post I suggested that people should consider it a moral obligation to be curious about things. Not being curious is not only intellectually lazy, …

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 …

What Happens When Machines Know More About People than People Do?

Artificial intelligence may learn to track predispositions and personality traits, turning our inner personalities into a detectible second skin.

Robots Are Taking Our Jobs and Killing Us, So The Trump Administration Created a New Center to Study Them

We must protect human workers from robots.<p>That's the assessment of the Centers for Disease Control which has finally created a new program to study …

DeepMind now has an AI ethics research unit. We have a few questions for it…

DeepMind, the U.K. AI company which was acquired in 2014 for $500M+ by Google, has launched a new ethics unit which it says will conduct research across six “key themes” — including ‘privacy, transparency and fairness’ and ‘economic impact: inclusion and equality’.<p>The XXVI-Alphabet-owned company, …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …

Machine Learning

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More Evidence Exxon Misled the Public About Climate Change

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Two years ago, <i>Inside Climate News</i> and <i>Los Angeles Times</i> …

Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI

Inside a red-bricked building on the north side of Washington DC, internist Shantanu Nundy rushes from one examining room to the next, trying to see …

How to Decide Which Tasks to Delegate

<i>Ping!</i> Something needs your attention. Is it an email? A tweet? A text? A reminder on your phone? A calendar invite? <i>Ping!</i> Another one. <i>Ping!</i> There’s that sound again. Or maybe it’s a visual cue, an ever-ascending ticker count on your app icons or inbox.<p><i>Quick, why don’t you just respond right now?</i> …

Farmers turn to artificial intelligence to grow better crops

Your grocery store's tomatoes may have a new friend aiding their development: artificial intelligence.<p>NatureSweet, which grows tomatoes on six farms in the United States and Mexico,is usingartificial intelligence to better control pests and diseases in its greenhouses.<p>The technology, developed by …

Artificial Intelligence

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

Stanford University

Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr

<i>E. coli</i> might best be known for giving street food connoisseurs occasional bouts of gastric regret. But the humble microbial workhorse, with its …

Age-Related Memory Loss and What Can You Do About It?

Age-related memory loss is annoying and sometimes alarming (“Am I losing my mind”?), but you should relax. It’s perfectly normal. There is a …

Growlabs nabs $2.2M to automate outbound sales

Just six months into its life, Growlabs, a startup using machine intelligence to support outbound sales teams, has raised a $2.2 million seed round. Founded by Ben Raffi, the creator of ticketing app Universe, Jaclyn Klein and Safeer Jiwan, Growlabs helps businesses reduce their customer …