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In a world awash in information, the curator is king

June 10th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  A sci-fi novelist on what he learned writing a trilogy of speculative novels that extrapolate how feeds shape our lives, politics, and future Feeds shape our world. Google uses hundreds of variables to determine the search results you see. A complex statistical engine produces your personalized Netflix queue. Facebook uses everything it knows about […]

The future of business is purpose: Here are its leaders

May 29th, 2019 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

The 2018 Best For The World honorees include (clockwise from top left): Sunrise Banks, Animal Experience International, Mascoma Bank, and CORE Kitchen. 21st century business leaders see assets everywhere and in everyone. They create value and competitive advantage by competing not just to be best in the world, but best for the world. As consumers, […]

The Office of the Future Is No Office at All

May 26th, 2019 at 11:01 pm » Comments Off

Everyone works remotely at software-development company GitLab, even its CEO As collaboration tools improve, letting distant teammates work together seamlessly, some are questioning whether an office is necessary. GitLab Inc. is extreme, even for Silicon Valley: It has no headquarters and everyone works remotely, even the CEO. The software-development startup, which has more than 600 […]

The peculiar blindness of experts

May 15th, 2019 at 3:33 am » Comments Off

  Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. The bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a […]

AI Ethics: Seven Traps

May 7th, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

  The question of how to ensure that technological innovation in machine learning and artificial intelligence leads to ethically desirable—or, more minimally, ethically defensible—impacts on society has generated much public debate in recent years. Most of these discussions have been accompanied by a strong sense of urgency: as more and more studies about algorithmic bias […]

Should we gamify citizenship?