Posts on Sep 2018

Missing: Women C.E.O.s

[One] step that can help [with female corporate leadership] is mandating that women are considered for the top jobs. Some companies, including American Express, Nasdaq, and Best Buy, have recently signed up for the Parity Pledge, committing to consider at least one qualified woman for every open role at the vice president level and higher, including C-suite executives and the board. 

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Philips Outlines Ways for Data to be Used More Effectively in Healthcare

“The Future Health Index’s latest report shows that the smooth exchange of health information is central to delivering better value in healthcare,” said Jan Kimpen, chief medical officer for Philips. “By connecting people, data and systems we can create a network that allows information to flow seamlessly across care providers, locations and systems.” 

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New AI Strategy Mimics How Brains Learn to Smell

Scientists trying to gain a better understanding of how organisms process chemical information have uncovered coding strategies that seem especially relevant to problems in AI. Moreover, olfactory circuits bear striking similarities to more complex brain regions that have been of interest in the quest to build better machines. 

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Four Experts Show How AI Solves Real-World Problems

“The thinking in AI has changed from ‘What’s possible?’ to ‘How do I do this?’” explains Rafiq Ajani, the [McKinsey] partner who leads the North American analytics group. “Quickly selecting the right algorithms and models from the many open-source options—and precisely customizing them for the use case—is where we are now. It’s not about ‘What’s the right answer?’ but ‘Am I asking the right questions?’—with more investment on the data side.” 

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