October 11, 2017
 

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Artificial intelligence is one of the most important—and most misunderstood—technology trends in business today. It's all too easy to get lost in either the utopian claims of its biggest proponents or the dark warnings of those most fearful of AI's power. In an effort to cut through all the noise, technology editor Harry McCracken explores what's real right now and how it is already impacting businesses. This story is an essential primer in developing the right questions to ask in your business for how an AI-related solution can ultimately be transformative rather than merely chasing the latest hot buzzword.
 

David Lidsky

 
   
 
How To Stop Worrying And Love The Great AI War Of 2018

How To Stop Worrying And Love The Great AI War Of 2018

Artificial intelligence is the biggest opportunity in business since mobile, for tech giants and upstarts alike. It’s also the most confusing. We’re here to help.
 
 
 
This Photographer Shot The Same People On Their Way To Work Over 9 Years

This Photographer Shot The Same People On Their Way To Work Over 9 Years

Peter Funch stood outside Grand Central for nearly a decade photographing the daily rituals of commuters.
 
 
 
With Spielberg Deal, Apple Is Now (Really) In The TV Business

With Spielberg Deal, Apple Is Now (Really) In The TV Business

A report today says Apple has signed a deal with Spielberg’s Amblin studio to reprise his ’80s show “Amazing Stories.”
 
 
 
How Modern Meadow Is Fabricating The Animal-Free Leather Of The Future

How Modern Meadow Is Fabricating The Animal-Free Leather Of The Future

The New Jersey startup is biofabricating a leather substitute that’s eerily like the real thing–without the environmental footprint.
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Laid The Foundation For Trump—Now It Must Dismantle It

Silicon Valley Laid The Foundation For Trump—Now It Must Dismantle It

One tech CEO faults hypocrites in his industry for stoking anti-government distrust, but says Silicon Valley has the power to reverse that–and needs to for its own good.
 
 
 
Finally, The Apple Watch Is Great For Running, Thanks To LTE And AirPods

Finally, The Apple Watch Is Great For Running, Thanks To LTE And AirPods

Working out sans iPhone is great, and necessary. The new (LTE) Apple Watch Series makes it doable.
 
 
 
This Is How The Way You Read Impacts Your Memory And Productivity

This Is How The Way You Read Impacts Your Memory And Productivity

Studies show that reading printed material instead of on screens helps you better retain information.
 
 
 
Robot Taxes Are A Good Idea As Long As The End Goal Is Basic Income

Robot Taxes Are A Good Idea As Long As The End Goal Is Basic Income

As automation increases, a new study finds that a tax on companies that buy robots will be beneficial–but only up to a point.
 
 
 
How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer

How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer

With everyone touting their “amazing” culture it can be hard to tell who is telling the truth. Here are a few red flags to look for.
 
 
 
XPrize Will Tackle Alzheimer’s (And More) In Its Next Grand Challenges

XPrize Will Tackle Alzheimer’s (And More) In Its Next Grand Challenges

The nonprofit’s annual Visioneers Summit approved an unprecedented five challenges, which will also address clean air, cybersecurity, democracy, and mining waste.
 
 
 
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