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Can ChatGPT Accelerate Social Science Research? 

Yale SOM’s Balázs Kovács and his co-authors spent years designing a computer-based method to measure “typicality.” In a new study, they found that ChatGPT could duplicate their results at a fraction of the cost.

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  • The Israel-Hamas War Reveals the Fundamental Flaws of Social Media

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian write that the viral spread of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic content over the last two months has underlined the failure of social media platforms to control misinformation and hate—and the importance of truth in the face of propaganda.

    A man looking at his phone in front of a television showing scenes from the Israel-Hamas war.
  • What Went Wrong at OpenAI?

    Days after he was suddenly fired, CEO Sam Altman returned to OpenAI on November 21, and the board that removed him was overhauled. We asked leadership expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld how the company’s structure and the performance of the board contributed to the chaos.

    Sam Altman
  • Imagining Future-Ready Infrastructure

    Our aging infrastructure isn’t ready for climate change. David Gilford ’07 explains how new resilient, technology-enabled infrastructure can help us thrive in an uncertain future.

    A photo illustration showing highways overlaid with electronic readouts
  • Meet the Five Schools of Thought Dominating the Conversation about AI

    Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and economists Paul Romer and Dirk Bergemann explain the arguments from each camp in the debate over artificial intelligence, from true believers to alarmists.

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  • We Put Aside the Hype and Asked CEOs What They’re Actually Planning for AI

    The headlines are full of grand and sometimes terrifying speculation about the potential of artificial intelligence. At Yale SOM’s CEO Summit recently, Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld asked business leaders for some real talk about how their companies are using the technology.

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  • Data from Twitter Can Predict a Crypto Coin’s Ascent

    Cryptocurrencies are notoriously volatile. But listening carefully to social media chatter can help identify winning short-term investments in crypto, according to a study from Yale SOM’s Tauhid Zaman and Khizar Qureshi.

    Cryptocurrency coins surfing high waves
  • Has the CRISPR Revolution Arrived Yet?

    The first drugs using the CRISPR technique are approaching the market, with the potential to transform the lives of people with certain genetic illnesses. We talked with Dr. Greg Licholai about the state of the technology.

    Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy of CRISPR-generated knockout cells. 
  • Can AI Help Design a More Appealing Car?

    Designing a new car is expensive, time-consuming, and risky. In a new study, Yale SOM’s Alex Burnap shows how machine learning can identify promising models and help designers generate new designs.

    The newly announced Buick Enclave at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. 
  • A Wave of Acquisitions May Have Shielded Big Tech from Competition

    According to a new study co-authored by Florian Ederer, the fraction of startups that are acquired has skyrocketed, eliminating many potential competitors of big tech firms.

    An illustration of fish/lightbulbs being attracted to a glowing dollar sign suspended by an anglerfish.
  • Putting AI on Every Team

    Is artificial intelligence ready to become a standard business tool? McKinsey’s Bryce Hall ’12 says that combining human expertise and judgment with AI’s data-driven recommendations is a challenging but powerful way to deliver business results.

    An illustration of two people standing on top of a stack of computers using AI tools