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Can AI Figure Out That You Secretly Suck At Your Job?

While you’re busy worrying whether a robot is going to take your job, some companies are building tools to better measure how well you do it. Machine learning is already doing an increasing variety of work, from chatbots that answer customer-service questions and screen job candidatesto systems that analyze employee data that an HR department would otherwise track across dozens of spreadsheets […]

The Top 20 Tech Companies by Revenue Per Employee

Whether the goal is to organize the world’s information or to build an algorithm that makes millions of lives easier, pretty much every tech company in existence aims to leverage software in some way to do the types of jobs that would otherwise be impossible or uneconomical for humans to do. Tapping into the properties […]

100% of government IT workers said employees are biggest threat to cybersecurity

The government sector lags behind others in implementing modern cybersecurity defenses, according to a new report from security firm Netwrix. This failure to update has led to an increase in breaches: 72% of government entities worldwide had their security compromised in 2016, the report found. And only 14% of government organizations consider themselves to be well-protected against […]

Meet Snap’s Secret Weapon: Digital Avatar Maker Bitmoji

On an overcast morning in June, a dozen or so young illustrators and animators gather in the lunchroom at the Bitstrips offices, located in an unassuming industrial building in Toronto’s swiftly gentrifying Queen Street West neighborhood. The occasion is the creative department’s twice-weekly brainstorming session, known internally as a Bitmojam, during which a new crop […]

Getting You Motivated in September

How has your Summer been? I had a truly memorable two weeks with my family in amazing Thailand. I had my first experience of a hillside elephant trek, was struck by the serenity of grand temples housing gigantic Buddha statues and ended the trip navigating the crazy busy streets of Bangkok. The true highlight was […]

An Introduction to the Esports Ecosystem

Unlike the majority of traditional sports leagues, esports companies wear multiple hats within the industry – simultaneously working as competition organisers, rights holders and content creators. A single organisation can be responsible for financing a tournament through brand partnerships, creating broadcasts around it, and distributing that content (sometimes exclusively) to streaming platforms. This introduction to the […]

“Diversity” Is Not Enough

The way we’re forced to define affirmative action has opened the door to its endangerment. Americans have never ceased arguing over the merits of inclusion and diversity, but two recent events have reinvigorated those debates. And unexpectedly, they have also revealed—or perhaps re-emphasized—the limits of “diversity” as a justification for programs of racial and gender […]

Unconscious Bias And Emotional Resilience

Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, holistic therapists, psychiatrists and individuals involved in the mental health field, and other caring professionals work in roles where good interpersonal skills are vital for the quality of service they deliver. Interpersonal skills such as listening and thinking about how the other person may be feeling are fundamental. Caring for another is […]

This is what will keep us human in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making speedy progress in acquiring skills that were previously regarded as exclusively human. Whether it’s beating masters at the ancient game of Go or getting better and better at autonomous driving, the many emerging forms of computer intelligence are giving us pause as a species. AI is real and it’s the […]
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