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What kind of ideas will get you a coveted spot at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, the most cutting-edge program at arguably the world’s top technological research institute? “The crazier the better,” says Pattie Maes, former director of graduate admissions, and herself a researcher with some radical ideas. This hotbed of innovation is the…

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Fear of robots is as old as robots themselves. Yet, contrary to our most dystopian expectations, the robots of today spend much less time dominating humanity and much more time improving our quality of life, reducing “busy work” and maximizing our efficiency. Henny Admoni, the A. Nico Habermann Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon…

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Increasingly, our world is being driven by digitally synthesized information (data) that dictates how we think, learn, consume, work and live. While algorithms, AI and robots help improve efficiency, those who believe they should only be part of the process of interpreting the world around us will find great comfort in Howard Gardner’s mesmerizing new book…

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We have long known that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve business productivity and customer experience. But in marveling at the magic of AI in specific roles, have we neglected the impact on society? Recently, concerns over data privacy, biased algorithms and an increasingly impersonal, dehumanized digital future have come to the fore…

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Is your business successfully innovating to succeed in frontier markets? How are robots and wearables poised to transform health care? Do you have a strategy for living a happy life? These important questions are the subjects of five new TED Talks by disruptive innovation expert Efosa Ojomo, AI scientists Ayanna Howard, Rosalind Picard and Arnav Kapur, and leadership expert Karen Dillon….

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Policy debates rage over health care – but how is technology transforming its delivery and impact behind the scenes? Two experts offer crucial insights into how technology in health care is revolutionizing the medical field. Read more to discover: AI wearables that detect epileptic seizures and can help you save a life The woman who…

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Stern Speakers’ roster includes many of the world’s greatest minds in technology. Their research continuously reveals how a sound technology strategy can drive business growth. Here are highlights of our tech speakers’ media coverage over the past month, and the insights they provide to the wider world. JONATHAN ZITTRAIN ENGAGES MARK ZUCKERBERG ON TECH GOVERNANCE…

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Many of our speakers are also acclaimed authors, and their latest books are starting and shaping conversations across every industry. From corporate innovation to the rise of artificial intelligence, here are five subjects to consider for your business needs. MASTERING “NEW POWER” IN A TRANSFORMED WORLD Nearly a year after it was first published, Jeremy Heimans’…

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Will AI and machine learning leave us without jobs or allow us to perform our functions better? Some theorists believe the former, that technology will take over, and make our jobs obsolete. Stern Speakers represents some of the most notable scholars and practitioners that believe in getting ahead of technology to design it properly from the…

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Dr. Ayanna Howard’s childhood hero was the Bionic Woman. Now, she is mentoring and inspiring young girls and women in STEM and other disciplines, proving no career or vision is out of reach and the sky is no longer the limit. From her management at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to her current role as the chair of the…

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Automation may solve the immediate problems of reducing costs and completing routine tasks; but when leaders take such a narrow view of it they fail to raise the big questions required to solve deeper business challenges. Hal Gregersen’s just-published MIT Sloan Management Review article, “Digital Transformation Opens New Questions — and New Problems to Solve”…

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How does your organization view communication technology? Does digital connectivity enhance human interaction, or replace it? In an op-ed for the New York Times, renowned social psychologist Sherry Turkle took a powerful and thought-provoking look at the impact of technology on human empathy and connectedness. Her conclusions demonstrate why, in an increasingly impersonal age, retaining a human touch will…

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By Brian Sherry June 20, 2018 Elon Musk recently made an admission that isn’t entirely in keeping with our tech-crazy times: “Humans are underrated.” Musk was speaking of the problems he experienced at his Tesla electric car factory after becoming overly reliant on artificial intelligence (AI) rather than human workers. In theory, AI boosts productivity and profit margins…

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With the technology advancements we’ve seen over the last year, artificial intelligence, or AI, has undoubtedly emerged as a key player in the future of technology. And it’s progressing quickly. Today, devices equipped with AI can hear and see us, and in some cases, helps us make decisions. But in order to make machines truly…