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The Search for Ethics

OCT. 12, 2018 By Emily Cavalcanti Updated Oct. 17, 2018 10:18 a.m. Digital technology is reshaping media and culture. Our scholars explore how to build and use these new tools responsibly. Safiya Umoja Noble had just begun researching the inner workings of search engines in 2009 when a colleague quipped, “You should see what happens when …

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Europe’s History Explains Why It Will Never Produce a Google

ON SUNNY evenings in Brussels, young Eurocrats mingle on the bar terraces of the Place du Luxembourg outside the European Parliament. The continent’s future leaders pay little heed to the bronze-green statue of John Cockerill at its center. The Englishman commemorated at the heart of today’s EU moved to Belgium from near Manchester in 1802, …

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The Lookout Post: Learning Organizations in the Age of Technology

The Lookout Post: Learning Organizations in the Age of Technology The tallest animal in the world epitomizes environmental scanning, relying on its height, vision, and alertness to manage and see beyond its surroundings—serving as a reliable lookout post for the herd. The giraffe triggered a memory from the early 1990s when I was sitting in …

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Journal of Accountancy What CPAs Should Know About Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

What do these terms associated with artificial intelligence really mean? Here’s a primer. By Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA October 15, 2018 Artificial intelligence (AI) is already changing the nature of our lives. When you ask Siri for a restaurant recommendation or when you tell Alexa to play your favorite song, you’re interacting with AI. AI …

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How Peer Coaching Can Make Work Less Lonely

By Norian Caporale-Berkowitz and Stewart D. Friedman A near-constant stream of business and scientific news reminds us that 50% of Americans are lonely. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s powerful HBR article notes that half of CEOs suffer from loneliness. In addition to its personal toll, there is also an economic cost: workplace loneliness causes burnout, affects job satisfaction, and lowers both performance and retention. It also …

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A New Ikea Report Is An Insettling Look At Life In The 21st Century

“Almost half of Americans (45%) go to their car to have a private moment to themselves,” the company reports in a new survey of 22,000 people in 22 countries. BY KELSEY CAMPBELL-DOLLAGHAN Every year, Ikea Group and INGKA Holding (the holding company that controls the majority of Ikea’s retail stores) publishes a research report on how people live in …

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How the Zagat Guides Shaped Today’s Food Culture

  Zagat altered the culinary landscape forever. Here’s how it felt from the inside. BY BEN PAYNTER By giving voice to diners and showcasing a wider culinary landscape, Zagat transformed the food world. The nearly 40-year-old brand, which was started by lawyer couple Tim and Nina Zagat, pioneered the concept of user-generated content by surveying eaters and …

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