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How To Rebuild A More Sustainable Economy Post-Covid

The conversation around climate change has understandably taken a back seat in recent months, but as reports emerge that we have only six months to avert climate catastrophe, it is clear that the world’s pandemic recovery plan must also include drastically . . .

Read articleposted 9th July 2020
Why Do Employers Keep Salaries Secret?

Forbes.com

Letting people choose their own salary works. With employee engagement in a state of stagnation, and 79% of workers citing ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving a job, opening up salaries is a powerful way to show your . . .

Read articleposted 15th November 2018
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Relaxed, Anxious, Ignorant: Our Attitudes Towards CyberSecurity Are Making The Problem Worse

Data breaches are our own fault. A 2016 study by Phishme found that 91% of all cyber attacks start with a phishing email, and since then these schemes have only gotten more sophisticated in their methods. With recent cybersecurity initiatives . . .

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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Today’s Leaders Aren’t Prepared For AI – PwC: ‘Only 50% Having Right Conversation In The Boardroom’

‘Companies see how competitive the market is becoming, with barriers to entry collapsing in traditional industries. They know it is all driven by new technology, new business models and new competitors they didn’t see coming.’

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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‘China Have The Best Human Rights Policy’: Trump, Or An AI Algorithm?

Imitation, while less altruistic than other goals of AI (such as helping with menial tasks or improving on human intelligence), has led to extremely convincing chatbots that would put the Turing test to shame. AI mimicking humans could be useful . . .

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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Be More Buffer: Transparency Is More Important Than Your Bottom Line

Back in 2013, Buffer made their company salaries public, and in doing so declared war on the ‘need to know’ attitude to doing business. This generation of consumers is demanding more transparency from the companies they patronize, and in some . . .

Read articleposted 12th November 2018
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Can AI Put An End To Fake News? Don’t Be So Sure

Fake news was the Collin’s word of the year for 2017 with good reason. In a year where politics-as-usual was torn apart at the seams, high-profile scandals rocked our faith in humanity and the extreme effects of global warming made themselves painfully known, it is becoming harder than . . .

Read articleposted 4th October 2018
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Cyborgs Are Here And You’d Better Get Used To It

Cyborgs are among us already. Not the human-weapon hybrids that exist in children’s imaginations and terrible horror movies, but a far more efficient variety that is mostly indistinguishable from non-modified humans. Advances in medical technology can help mitigate conditions that were . . .

Read articleposted 1st October 2018
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Can We Make Artificial Intelligence Accountable?

Lack of explainability of decisions made by Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs is a major problem. This inability to understand how AI does what it does also stops it from being deployed in areas such as law, healthcare and within enterprises . . .

Read articleposted 19th September 2018
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Visualizing Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence may have been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, but the Carolinas are still reeling from one of the worst storms to hit the area in recent memory, with the death toll reaching 32, around 500,000 . . .

Read articleposted 18th September 2018
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