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Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



The factories of the future could float in space

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something more genuinely daring: for about 25 seconds at a time, the parabolic flight lifted the occupants into a state of simulated weightlessness, allowing a high-tech printer to spit out cardiac stem cells […]



Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs — but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. San Francisco-based Mya Systems has developed an AI recruiter that can evaluate resumes, schedule and conduct applicant screenings, and even congratulate you on your first day of work.



Ten key skills for the future

June 21st, 2017 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years. It does not consider what will be the jobs of the future. Many studies have tried to predict specific job categories and labor requirements. Consistently over the years, however, it has been […]



Some surprising details about the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

June 19th, 2017 at 8:56 pm » Comments Off

For years, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey was convinced that grocery stores and e-commerce didn’t mix. And I was more surprised than most when the news broke last week that he’s selling Whole Foods to Amazon for $13.7 billion.



Man vs. machine – predicting the year when machines win

June 19th, 2017 at 6:07 pm » Comments Off

Don’t expect to see a human behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler after 2027. Or a set of human hands performing a delicate surgery after 2053. According to a new study from Oxford and Yale University researchers, those are the years artificial intelligence is slated to take over each of those tasks. And so it […]



Intel predicts a $7 trillion economy for self-driving vehicles

June 10th, 2017 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

The race to be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles is on among carmakers, emerging startups, and tech giants. Amid this constant news cycle of deals and drama, the purpose of all of it can get lost — or at least a bit muddied. What exactly are these companies racing for?



Was the telecommuting craze a failed experiment?

May 26th, 2017 at 7:54 am » Comments Off

Remember the time Marissa Mayer banned telecommuting at Yahoo and started a media firestorm? Some thought she’d flipped her lid. Others said she’d made a grave mistake that would kill morale. Well, she hadn’t and it didn’t. That was one of the few things she did right in her ill-fated attempt to turn around the […]



Study: Women investors better than men

May 22nd, 2017 at 7:58 am » Comments Off

Female investors earned higher returns and saved more of their pay to fund retirement accounts than men, even though most women didn’t think they would, according to a recently released Women and Money Survey from Fidelity Investments.



We’re beginning to see the medical revolution CRISPR had promised

May 19th, 2017 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR. CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has received an enormous amount of attention in the scientific and popular press, largely based on the promise of what this powerful gene editing technology will someday do.



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