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What are the implications for management? First, let’s look at the data. The research, conducted by the Korn Ferry Hay Group, used data from 55,000 professionals in 90 countries. Their key finding? In 11 of 12 “emotional intelligence competencies” women outperformed men. Read full Article

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Chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argued that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers. Read full Article

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They call it the “lights out factory.” A manufacturing complex run by the Japanese company FANUC, it spans 22 facilities producing 23,000 computer parts each month for companies like Tesla and Apple. The plant runs close to 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Read full Article

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From AI to machine learning, algorithm to automation, dizzying advancements of technology are changing the nature of the workplace. Sarah Darrall asks what this means for women. Read full Article

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems. To analyze potential applications for social good, we compiled a library of about 160 AI social-impact use cases. Read full Article

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Many waited with bated breath as two of some of the greatest tech minds of the generation, Elon Musk and Jack Ma, came together at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Wednesday. As expected, the energy was high and the discussion, at times, tense. Read full Article

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We will soon learn if a much-hyped, rapamycin-like drug can boost the immune response by targeting how the body ages. This publication has been writing about human longevity for at least 90 years. In some ways what’s amazing is how little has changed. Read full Article

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A couple of years before he was convicted of securities fraud, Martin Shkreli was the chief executive of a pharmaceutical company that acquired the rights to Daraprim, a lifesaving antiparasitic drug. Previously the drug cost $13. Read full Article

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Mathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies under development in laboratories and tech firms, a leading researcher has said. Read full Article

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There’s an emerging market called Dataism, which venerates neither gods nor man – it worships data. From a Dataist perspective, we may interpret the entire human species as a single data-processing system, with individual humans serving as its chips. Read full Article

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Published in around thirty languages, with millions of copies sold, ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’ traces the evolution of Homo sapiens, combining history and science and both delving back into our past and looking into our future. Read full Article

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Gain a global perspective on the US and go beyond with curated news and analysis from 600 journalists in 50+ countries covering politics, business, innovation, trends and more. Read full Article

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Salesforce.com recently decided to bar businesses that sell military-style rifles to consumers from using its CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, The Washington Post recently reported. Read full Article

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Salesforce has updated its policy to turn away customers that sell a wide range of firearms to private citizens online, including a small number of existing clients. Read full Article

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Recent debates over the general ethical principles underpinning autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) have highlighted many of the possible societal consequences of developing and deploying A/IS without proper forethought and governance. Read full Article

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When humans try to figure out how someone is feeling, we use a lot of information: facial expressions, body language, where that person is, and more. When computers try to do the same thing, they tend to focus only on the face. Read full Article

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Knowing that automation and other technologies will soon transform its work and workforce, Amazon recently announced it will invest $700 million to provide “upskilling training” for 100,000 of its employees between now and 2025. The program, aimed at reaching a third of its U.S. Read full Article

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Most science fictional and futurist visions of the future tend towards the negative — and for good reason. Our environment is a mess, we have a nasty tendency to misuse technologies, and we’re becoming increasingly capable of destroying ourselves. Read full Article

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This week professor David Carroll, whose dogged search for answers to how his personal data was misused plays a focal role in The Great Hack: Netflix’s documentary tackling the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, quipped that perhaps a follow up would be more punitive for the company than t Read full Article

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