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Data and AI

How AI Is Already Transforming Fortune 500 Businesses, According to Their CEOs

At a recent Yale CEO Summit, Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld talked to business leaders about the AI tools and other new technologies appearing everywhere from back offices to fast-food kitchens. Sonnenfeld and co-author Steven Tian outline the looming changes in a variety of sectors.

A Chipotle chef with Chippy, an autonomous kitchen assistant that makes tortilla chips
  • Online and Off, We Are Drawn Toward Those with Similar Writing Styles

    Both online and in-person friendships are more likely to develop between people who have similar linguistic styles, according to a new study co-authored by Balázs Kovács at Yale SOM.

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  • Can Big Data Fight a Pandemic?

    The COVID-19 crisis has intensified the debate over big data and privacy. Governments are pulling together data from public and private systems in order to predict and counter the spread of COVID-19. But setting aside privacy protections in a time of crisis could lead to new, permanent norms.

    An illustration of an eye made out of data with an image of the COVID-19 virus in the center
  • Are Electronic Health Records Useful Yet? 

    The story of EHRs serves as a prelude to what we’re experiencing today in almost every facet of our lives: a utopian promise of ubiquitous data tempered by technical challenges and concerns over privacy.

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  • How Machine Learning Can Find Extremists on Social Media

    Yale SOM's Tauhid Zaman investigated how artificial intelligence could assist efforts to detect and suspend extremist accounts, before they are used to recruit members and spread propaganda.

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  • Researchers Propose New Method to Hedge against the Risk of Climate Disaster

    Markets could be a huge part of mitigating climate risk. A proposal from Yale finance faculty seeks to make that a reality.

    Firefighters battling the Getty fire in the Brentwood Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on October 28, 2019. Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.
  • A Decision Analysis Approach Points to Better Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer 

    A new study led by Yale SOM’s Arthur J. Swersey, using decision analysis techniques, finds that increasing the number of biopsy needles and using probability modeling to analyze the results can help prevent unnecessary treatment while identifying dangerous cancers.

    A micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma, the most common form of prostate cancer. Photo: Nephron/Wikimedia.
  • Equalizing School Spending Boosts Lifelong Income 

    School finance reforms that equalize spending across rich and poor neighborhoods improve the long-term economic outcomes of disadvantaged children.

    Third-grade students with their teacher in a Washington, D.C., classroom. Photo: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images.
  • Despite Job Losses, U.S. Benefitted from Surge of Trade with China

    When Chinese imports sharply rose from 2000 to 2007, American manufacturing jobs suffered, but other sectors benefitted, leading to a net increase in U.S. welfare.

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  • Will Machine Learning Transform Finance?

    Charles Elkan, Goldman Sachs’ global head of machine learning, on the technology can extract value from the natural resource that is defining this century—data.

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