New York Times bestselling author Debora Spar paints a vivid picture of life before and after technology changed the way we work and live
These fascinating perspectives from today’s most innovative thinkers are brimming with ideas for business and personal transformation.
A recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment throws open the doors of the MIT Media Lab and provides insight into the visionaries who work there.
New to Stern: Security expert Betsy Cooper guides organizations through technological change to craft strategies for safety and stability.
Leadership is an all-encompassing challenge. These sessions will help turn problems into opportunities for personal and organizational growth.
Thomas Malone’s new book shows organizations how people and computers can accomplish far more together than either can alone.
In a New York Times editorial, Jonathan Zittrain offers preemptive solutions to the potential hacking of our everyday devices.
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with Emotion AI pioneer and CEO of Affectiva Rana el Kaliouby about her vision for equipping machines with the ability to sense human emotions.
Mariana Mazzucato, renowned economist and author of the new book “The Value of Everything,” advises companies and governments on the benefits of state-led investment in innovation, and how to reward value creation over value extraction.
Electronic health records failed to deliver improved efficiency and cut costs. Here’s how we fix the so-called “productivity paradox.”
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with social media expert Jeff Hancock about the new psychology of social media.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with futurist, best-selling author and NYU Stern Professor Amy Webb, who discusses future trends and how technological change, such as the ubiquity of artificial intelligence, will impact businesses in the very near future.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led leadership and how it is changing the world.
Stress is common for most people – and for some, it’s more than tension and anxiety; it leads to dangerous health problems, from heart issues to panic attacks and nervous…
Virtual reality is very close to becoming a major element of society. With its ability to alter perceptions of the real world, what implications does the emerging technology have for the future of business and society? Minds Worth Meeting chats with VR pioneer and Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson, who discusses the possibilities, opportunities and dangers of using this new medium.
It is inevitable that artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in our lives. Rana el Kaliouby is ensuring that it adapts and responds to, rather than clashes with, our human emotions.
Social psychologist Dr. Sherry Turkle has spent her academic career analyzing the effects of technology on human behavior and culture, and has drawn the conclusion that our humanity is jeopardized when digital devices interfere with real human interactions. When Mattel released its newest product “Aristotle” – equipped with a camera and microphone designed to help parents occupy and educate their children – Turkle’s research helped fuel a public outcry that ultimately killed the device before it went to market…
In the November-December issue of Harvard Business Review, award-winning author and Harvard business professor, Michael E. Porter, and PTC Chief Executive, James E. Heppelmann, pen the business case for augmented reality – showing what it is, how every link in the chain, from manufacturing through sales, will reap the rewards of its application, and how converging the digital and physical worlds will enhance human capabilities, changing the business landscape forever…
Future generations will call today the beginning of a radical social, technological and economic revolution. Erik Brynjolfsson, renowned MIT professor and leading authority on how businesses can leverage emerging technologies, concludes that harnessing advances in artificial intelligence (AI) is the grand challenge for our society…
Robots are revolutionizing how humans go about their daily business. Amazon’s robotic “personal assistant,” known as “Alexa,” may be the first of the new personally relatable machines. Rachel Botsman introduced her three year-old daughter Grace to Alexa, and what ensued was an experiment in how the upcoming generation will relate to machines.
At MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics, Professor Hugh Herr and his team of researchers are working miracles. Through his own determination and scientific prowess, Herr overcame the loss of his lower legs after a tragic 1982 climbing accident. Today, he’s abolishing the debilitating physical and neurological handicaps afflicting humanity.
A monumental wave of distrust in key institutions – government, media, business, charities – is sweeping the world. While this social transformation should bode ill for humanity and business, Rachel Botsman, author of the highly anticipated book “Who Can You Trust? How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Apart”, says that’s not necessarily the case. Her groundbreaking book explains how we are at the start of the one of the biggest trust shifts in history – and reveals how business leaders should manage it…
Imagine a new technology that, within only a few years, revolutionized everyday life while rendering obsolete nearly all assumptions about leading companies and planning for future growth. At the beginning of the last century, that technology was electricity. Today, it’s artificial intelligence (AI)….