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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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As artificial intelligence continues to permeate our lives, how can we ensure biases are not being built into the technologies we use every day? “A well-known saying in the artificial intelligence community is ‘Garbage In! Garbage Out!’” says Dr. Ayanna Howard, robotics pioneer and tech entrepreneur. “In other words, the quality of the data that’s fed into AI algorithms…

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The success of any organization is inextricably tied to the quality of its leadership. In her work identifying and shaping great leaders, Jennifer Petriglieri, associate professor of organisational behaviour at INSEAD, takes a humanistic approach, drawing on scientific research and evidence-based methodologies that improve leadership at every level of an organization. An award-winning researcher, educator, author and behavioral scientist,…

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While there were warning signs before the pandemic, its ongoing impact has highlighted the urgent need for a new and different kind of leadership at every level of society – from corporations, non-profits and small businesses to governments, NGOs and institutions. Developing such future forward leaders is at the center of former Princeton University Professor Anne-Marie Slaughter’s work…

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Even before the pandemic, leaders in almost every sector of business and government were trying to keep up with the demands of an ever-changing digital landscape. That pressure has since been compounded by growing economic, social and political tensions. Such conditions call for the expertise of Linda A. Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business…

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Cultural change can happen quickly. While some organizations are good at responding to sudden changes, others may be less adaptive and miss new opportunities. According to global media executive, author and Columbia University lecturer Kai D. Wright, culturally fluent brands – those that understand and embrace diverse audiences – are much better at leveraging change when promoting products,…

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As conversations around social justice and racial inequality deepen, and more people stand in solidarity with the movement, prominent thought leaders we represent are sharing their own calls to action. Here, six highly respected and influential academics, executives and advisors offer up honest thoughts, frank criticisms and ways we can make amends to finally create…

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As companies across industries face allegations of racial injustice by employees and customers, human resources and legal departments often struggle to develop strategies for addressing and eradicating racial inequity. Professor Courtney D. Cogburn, co-director of the Justice Equity + Technology laboratory at the Columbia University School of Social Work, says in order to achieve true social progress, society…