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For Companies Eyeing AI, the Question Is ‘When, Not If’

Generative AI may well be transformative, but firms will need to make judgments on whether the costs, challenges, and risks of being a first mover makes sense.

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  • Can We Protect Our Election from the Bots?

    More than 50,000 Russia-linked bots were active on Twitter during the 2016 election. Are they back? We talked with Prof. Tauhid Zaman, who has carried out a series of studies identifying bot networks and assessing their impact.

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  • Machine Learning Model Extracts Insights from Customer Reviews

    A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s K. Sudhir uses natural-language analysis to learn from what customers are saying—and to infer meaning from what remains unsaid.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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