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4 Types of Machine Intelligence You Should Know

Cognitive computing, AI, machine learning, and deep learning are often used to describe the same thing, when they actually differ. We explain what …

Artificial Intelligence

App Permissions Don't Tell Us Nearly Enough About Our Apps

Thanks to Facebook, app permissions have popped back into the public’s consciousness again. Last month it was discovered that Facebook had stored the …

Gmail is switching its default font to one that works better on mobile

You’re probably sick of the Arial font, even if you don’t know it. As the default Gmail font—known as “sans-serif” in the Gmail interface—it’s the medium through which you’ve received years of spam, bills, entreaties from needy family members, and demands from bosses and colleagues.<p>Now the reign of …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Becoming A UX Leader

Becoming A UX LeaderBecoming A UX LeaderChristopher Murphy 2018-04-11T12:50:15+02:00 2018-04-28T10:26:01+00:00(<i>This is a sponsored article</i>.) In my …

UX Design

Designing a new way to chat with a doctor – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Case Study<p>Designing a new way to chat with a doctor<p>Introducing GYANT for iOS — a digital doctor assisted by AI<p>Background<p>GYANT is a San …

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Asians are being used to make the case against affirmative action. Again. - Vox

We are cast as victims in a pernicious story about race.<p>I first heard about the “penalty” my junior year of high school. I was sitting in an SAT prep class because I had barely broken 1000 on my first practice SAT. During a snack break, another Asian kid in the class said to me, “You know <i>we</i> have to …

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

Although the former secretary of state’s contentious relationship with the president didn’t help matters, Tillerson’s management style left a department in disarray.<p>Rex Tillerson is hardly the first person to be targeted in a tweet from Donald Trump, but on Tuesday morning, he became the first …

The Meaning of Design Is up for Debate. And That’s a Good Thing

When Airbnb’s founders tell their origin story, they often go back to the moment in 2009 when Paul Graham, head of startup incubator Y Combinator, …

Carrefour: eggs and blockchain come together

French retail giant Carrefour has announced a major extension of its blockchain-based product traceability program. It allows for a transparent and …

Too Much Data Hampers Good Design, Says Muji's Kenya Hara

Information is a matter of making things clear, but through a process that he calls “ex-formation,” legendary Japanese designer Kenya Hara wants to …

Warren Buffett (Finally) Shares Some Details on Health Care Venture With Amazon and JP Morgan

If they manage to lower costs in this $3.3 trillion industry, we'll all benefit.<p>The news broke in late January. Amazon, JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway were teaming up in a joint venture to do something about the high cost, complexity, and bureaucracy of U.S. health care. The announcement …

Busting The Bureaucratic Iron Cage: How To Win Support For Change

<b>Weber On The Bureaucratic Iron Cage. Norman And Brown On Human-Centered Design. Deci And Ryan On Motivation.</b><p>Conventional change management theory (described in my first post) ignores a concept that is central to organizational psychology: Employees’ performance is influenced by how well the …

Employee Engagement

Five Reasons Data Transparency Isn't Working In Your Organization (Yet)

According to Austrian mathematician, Rudolf Taschner, Egyptian priests relied on mathematics to estimate the Nile’s annual flooding. Ancient Egyptians depended heavily on their insights to plant and harvest their crops, and they had no idea how the priests were predicting the annual floods. Because …

Management

How to Navigate the Politics of an Innovation Project

A middle manager at a global technology organization — let’s call her “Denise” — had a problem.<p>She’d come up with the idea of revamping the company’s inventory management approach by networking together “sleeping” resources. Specifically, she proposed a system that tracked the real-time inventory …

Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why 1 Career Problem Could Mean You're an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Lots of articles are written regularly about the personalities and characteristics of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. While I agree it definitely helps to have these attributes, in my experience, a particular type of career <i>frustration</i> is also a strong indicator of whether you'd be a …

Entrepreneurship

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

The next precision medicine breakthrough is about apps, not EHRs

Hospitals such as Beth Israel Deaconess and Providence St. Joseph Health are building their own apps to transform the future of personalized care.

Digital Health

4 Leadership Lessons You Should Learn Early

You never really know the type of leader you need to be. You may have an idea of how you <i>want</i> to lead in certain circumstances but as situations change and reality unfolds, you begin to see that who you aspired to be and what you hoped to do don’t actually fit.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Leadership challenges …

Leadership

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

The Keepers of VR

When I first met Jeff Olm, he told me about Under the Canopy, a VR film that was shot using moving cameras and drones in the Amazon. It felt surreal to mount the VR headset and descend into the rainforest, in full stereo might I add. I asked to learn more about the production and Olm sent me a …

If We Want A More Equal World, We Need To Dispel These 5 Economic Myths

Otherwise, social unrest will continue to escalate, and we'll face a bleak future.<p>HONG KONG ― Many of the economic development ideas the West believed to be long-held truths and major Western contributions to modernity no longer seem so accurate. From the unorthodox rise of China and the increasing …

The Desperate Need For The Vanishing Middle Neighborhood

Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes — the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention.<p>I spoke recently with Representative …

Income Inequality

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Top 7 Business Innovation Trends for 2017

<b>Customer Centric Approach</b> <br>Businesses are focusing on understanding customer needs and providing them personalized experiences. They are utilizing …

Creating a Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

The leader plays a critical role in creating the right environment for innovation to flourish.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.<p>Peter Drucker considers it, “the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit …

6 Successful Designers-Turned-Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Lessons

If TV celebrities can run countries, why can’t designers run businesses?<p>They can. And they do. And most importantly, they do it successfully.<p>Let’s just get one thing straight. A design entrepreneur is light years away from your typical product or graphic designer, who is notoriously known for …

This Startup is the Airbnb of Warehouses and Has Amazon in Its Sights

A Seattle startup has come out of nowhere to offer online merchants something even Amazon doesn’t: overnight ground delivery to nearly anyone in the …

America has become so anti-innovation – it's economic suicide

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s how it works: you plug in a pre-sold packet of diced fruits and vegetables, and the machine transforms it into juice. But it …

Innovation