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5 steps to ‘people-centered’ AI

Artificial intelligence should amplify human strengths. Here’s a roadmap for developing systems that do just that.

Jan 6, 2020
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3 ways to reexamine the future digital workforce

The dean of MIT’s new college of computing on the question of jobs and automation.

Dec 30, 2019
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The 5 greatest challenges to fighting climate change

The threat is global, but humans think local.

Dec 27, 2019
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Is there a seat for employees in U.S. boardrooms?

Three economists study the pros and cons of worker representation on executive boards.

Dec 23, 2019
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See the future of global warming in less than one second

A free climate solution simulator shows effects of various climate policies, and it’s easy enough for non-scientists to use.

Dec 18, 2019
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5 predictions on the future of financial regulation

Three veteran policymakers on cryptocurrencies, fintechs, and the fate of commercial banks.

Dec 17, 2019
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Can ethics be taught?

New research links changes in an exam to shifts in behavior and awareness of ethical norms.

Dec 16, 2019
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The path to a ‘future ready’ organization

Research shows both radical leaps or small steps can lead to successful digital transformation — but one path carries less risk.

Dec 12, 2019
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Platform report outlines threats, opportunities

Leaders from Amazon, Facebook, and other platform companies detail a mixed landscape, from regulatory threats to the broad promise of 5G.

Dec 11, 2019
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Our top 5 ‘Working Definitions’ of 2019

Words and ideas that stood out this year.

Dec 10, 2019
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