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These professions attract the highest number of psychopaths

May 23rd, 2018 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They’re not the “Jack the Ripper” caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, someone with a psychopathic personality type is defined as […]



This is America’s hottest job

May 19th, 2018 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Uber, Airbnb managers say ‘I’m hiring’ on LinkedIn profiles. Job postings up 75 percent in past three years on Indeed.com. Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in […]



America’s disappearing IPOs

May 9th, 2018 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

What happened to all the IPOs? It wasn’t so long ago that the market for initial public offerings — in which a promising and often young private company first allows public investors to buy its stock, often as a way to raise money and invest in the future — was booming. In the two decades […]



SoundHound has raised a big $100M round to take on Alexa and Google Assistant

May 8th, 2018 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

As SoundHound looks to leverage its ten-plus years of experience and data to create a voice recognition tool that companies can bake into any platform, it’s raising another big $100 million round of funding to try to make its Houndify platform a third neutral option compared to Alexa and Google Assistant. While Amazon works to […]



The economics of artificial intelligence

May 6th, 2018 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business. With so many perspectives on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) flooding the business press, it’s becoming increasingly rare to find one that’s truly original. So when strategy professor Ajay Agrawal shared his brilliantly […]



Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

May 3rd, 2018 at 8:47 am » Comments Off

Those with an Amazon Echo device in their homes have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into their friend with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. The hockey puck-like smart speaker doesn’t look too different from the original Dot, but it comes with […]



Gene editing for good

May 1st, 2018 at 9:52 am » Comments Off

How CRISPR could transform global development. Today, more people are living healthy, productive lives than ever before. This good news may come as a surprise, but there is plenty of evidence for it. Since the early 1990s, global child mortality has been cut in half. There have been massive reductions in cases of tuberculosis, malaria, […]



How the world’s first loneliness minister will tackle the sad reality of modern life

April 30th, 2018 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

A woman holds the report of the Jo Cox Commission on December 15, 2017 in Batley, England. The report has highlighted that the UK should appoint a “minister for loneliness.” Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that […]



The next great workplace challenge: 100-year careers

April 30th, 2018 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

Scientists expect people to live routinely to 100 in the coming decades, and as long as 150. Which also suggests a much longer working life lasting well into the 70s, 80s, and even 100, according to researchers with Pearson and Oxford University. Quick take: Thinkers of various types are absorbed in navigating the age of […]



Decoding your baby’s DNA: It can be done. But should it be?

April 27th, 2018 at 10:10 am » Comments Off

Maverick Coltrin was diagnosed with pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy shortly after he was born. He now gets checkups to make sure his seizures are under control and that he’s still healthy. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) Maverick Coltrin entered the world a seemingly healthy 8-pound boy. But within a week, he was having seizures that doctors […]



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