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Algorithms Have Rights Like People and Corporations?

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The legal profession has to address this thorny issue, so what changes might be coming now, and how do they protect us? We don’t let a car just throw out a car and start driving...
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ESG Investing Has a Data Problem — Here’s Why That Matters

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Sustainable ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing requires, by its very definition, a robust and sensible approach. No investment that purports to improve the world can be made without a full appreciation of historical...
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Digital Identity for Noobs

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How SMART people are creating identity value in an augmented reality. I recently turned 40 years old.  As a biologically born female, significant changes occur hormonally, but besides that milestone, my psychological and spiritual growth...
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The 1960s Hippie Movement and How It Gave Rise to Silicon Valley

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There’s probably not a person in the world that doesn’t associate Silicon Valley with major technological enterprise – most of us associate the area with big-time tech developers like Google and Apple. But what was...
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Will face masks be the next big thing?

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Market research and human psychology predict if you should invest in this season’s hottest piece of PPE I know what you’re thinking. “Should I invest in the hottest new AI-powered face mask startup from San Diego?” Personally, I’m...
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Snuff Out Conflicts Before They Explode

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Conflict is inevitable in daily life, particularly the workplace. People come from different backgrounds with varied personalities. “Although conflict in the workplace is not always a bad thing, ignoring it can turn a small challenge...
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Coronavirus and the forecast of change

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Thousands of people are dying, and millions of people have lost jobs. However, there are reasons to believe that the COVID19 epidemic will fade away over the next six months. There are many tactics...
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7 Ways Wealthtech is Digitizing Wealth Management

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“Customer experience is chief among the areas where traditional financial institutions have fallen short. 70% of millennials would rather visit their dentists than their bankers.” Harit Talwar, Head of Marcus at Goldman Sachs. Not long...
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In the Age of COVID-19: A Seismic Shift in Sports

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Sports Organizations such as the UFC have long catered to live-audiences. With the Outbreak of COVID-19, that may soon change. Last night I watched UFC Fight Night 170 from a friend’s office space. In an...
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Some Things Just Aren’t Worth It

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"There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped." - Catherine Pulsifer When searching for a new “life hack,” you’re hoping for a cheat...
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Italy must ask Turkey if it really should wish to have its own lira...

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My proprietary net positive scoring (NPS) process has in recent weeks ranked both Turkey and Italy somewhat surprisingly well. In the last few days, however, the scores have diverged, and markets seem to be...
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Disease from China Goes Viral

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Fitting for health scares, searing images depict people wearing masks. Not sure when the fast-spreading coronavirus will strike, those threatened know infection could be deadly. Mainland China held the dubious distinction of originating the disease,...
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Why Japan has Changed its Mind on Responsible Investment

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Selected by the UK’s Department of International Trade to take part in their FinTech Trade Mission to Tokyo, I have just returned from the FinTech Summit (“FinSum”) in Tokyo which took place last week....
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When Did We Begin Worshiping War?

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Who we are is revealed by what we do and act. We Americans believe we are peace-loving and abhor war. However, our history suggests something different. When did we begin worshiping war? Maybe the...
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Will The Future Of AI Be Good Or Evil?

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As with any emerging technology, disruptive ideas are vilified; whether out of misunderstanding or even fear, AI is on the receiving end of these particular criticisms. But while many of us are concerned over...
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Lead by Example, Not Force.

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It’s a lot easier to set the rules in place, and have them enforced through management. It’s difficult, to lead by setting an example — a technique I think is more valuable than forced rules...
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AI Test Proctoring Has Social Bias and Students’ Grading Suffers

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Technology cannot solve every problem we throw at it, and test proctoring is just one of the ones in the crosshairs. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  ...
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How Can AI and Humans Work Together?

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In the movie Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams plays a robot that transforms people’s lives by helping them make their everyday tasks easier to accomplish- things like opening the window, cooking dinner, and cleaning the...
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Capitalism and Fake Modernity

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Capitalism is a type of economy in which wealth is privatized, as individuals own the means of producing goods and earn a profit. This economic system has shown itself historically to be highly innovative,...
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Dissecting the Gender Divide in STEM

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Women only account for 28% of the workforce in the STEM fields. In 2020, this isn’t how the STEM workforce should be represented.  As innovation becomes more and more crucial with the increasing impacts of...