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Data Translators: Bridging the Gap Between Data Scientists and Executive Decision-Makers

Times have changed. We now live in a digital world allowing for seemingly endless opportunities to leverage data for competitive advantage. Andrei Hagiu, professor of information systems at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and Julian Wright, professor of economics at the National University of Singapore, wrote about when data creates a competitive advantage in […]

Behind the Lens: The Porn Industry’s Use Of Data Analytics and Technology

By: Alistair Bernhard Pornography has become a cultural norm in our society, with recent statistics showing that 68% of men and 32% of women watch it daily.[1] In 2019, the website Pornhub was visited 42 billion times, with a 115 million visits a day. There was so much pornography uploaded to Pornhub in 2019 that […]

A Brief Exploration of the Looming “Trough of Disillusionment” of Artificial Intelligence

By: Alexis Campestre –March 14, 2020 There have been a total of four confirmed deaths as a result of Tesla’s autopiloting system in their autonomous vehicles, meanwhile TSLA stock skyrockets. PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimates that “artificial intelligence technologies could increase global GDP by $15.7 trillion, a full 14%, by 2030.”[1] It is almost impossible not to feel […]

The Fitbit Flu

By: Ross Stokes In modern day society, mankind is faced with an infinite array of threats—threats such as: global warming, super volcanoes, and terrorist groups. There is one threat in particular that the general public tends to discount. That threat is none other than the influenza virus. Microsoft founder Bill Gates claims a deadly influenza […]

Useless Data or Useless System: How Courts Use Data

By: Taylor Toepke “Court is about right and wrong. It is not about feelings, emotions, and the details of relationships. The court system with its restrictions on time, has little tolerance for listening to the endless minutia between two divorcing spouses”, stated by Denise Poisson, a Marriage and Family Psychotherapist from California. Usually when we […]

Blockchain: The Cure for What Ails the Music Industry?

By: Michael Schwartz Since the music industry ventured forth into the digital age, and as streaming services have exploded in popularity, accountability for copyright attribution and royalty allocation has become truly murky. Music creators are constantly fighting for equitable distribution of ownership rights and payment for work product, as well as pushing for increased accuracy […]

Data-enabled Network Effects Have Killed Competition in Tech

By: Jordan McNea For over a century the United States has debated what constitutes noncompetitive practices and who should be considered a monopoly. Even as the monopolized industries that first caused antitrust laws to be written have died out and newer industries have surfaced, many of the original talking points haven’t changed. As far back […]

The Intersection of AI & Religion

By: Kathryn Puczkowskyj In the past ten years, Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) have seen rapid progression not only in technological complexity, but in how deeply embedded they are in the average person’s daily life. Most use cases revolve around science or business. However, AI has increasing implications for religious organizations. This writing will […]

What is Conversational AI?

By: Austin Bankston So, what is conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI)? According to Georgian Partners, conversational AI refers to the use of messaging apps, speech-based assistants and chatbots to automate communication and create personalized customer experiences at scale (Brenier & Pria, 2019). Smart speakers, such as Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and Google Home, are stimulating the conversation […]


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