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January 30, 2018

As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

AI will supplant many aspects of the “hard” elements of leadership — that is, the parts responsible for the raw cognitive processing of facts and information. At the same time, our prediction is that AI will also lead to a greater emphasis on the “soft” elements of leadership — the personality traits, attitudes, and behaviors that allow individuals to help others achieve a common goal or shared purpose.
January 29, 2018

How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices

You have to think not just about your own decisions, but you have to anticipate how other people make decisions too. So, when we set out to create the Science of Decision Making, we wanted to help people improve their own decisions and be better able to predict, understand, anticipate the decisions of others.
January 16, 2018

Plants are Capable of Complex Decision-Making

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than they're letting on? Well, your intuition might not be far off.
January 15, 2018

Make Better Decisions with Intellectual Humility

New research published in the journal Psychological Science finds that those who sincerely aim to make themselves better people may excel at taking an objective look at themselves and their biases, which could also lead to better personal decision-making and long-term success.
January 11, 2018

Data is Changing the Way a Company Makes Decisions

The long-term success of a company depends on the accumulation of four things: capital, industry experience, customers and decision-making experience.
January 8, 2018

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Ethical Decision Making

Here’s the thing: AI isn’t an arbiter of ethics, and it’s not going to be in the foreseeable future. But what AI can do in the ethics space is support and augment our own decision making -- and act as an alarm when we’re getting it wrong. Get it right, though? That’s on us.
January 5, 2018

New York Wants to Bring More Transparency to Algorithm Decisions

The New York City Council wants to clear up suspicion and bring more transparency to decisions made by algorithms.
January 2, 2018

Association Decision Making: A Path to Better Decisions

It͛s not easy to make clear decisions at an association: Rational thought often contends with risk-averse stakeholders, bad data, perfectionism, an itchiness to make any decision (even a bad one), and other roadblock.
January 1, 2018

New Budget, Same Problems: How to Avoid Common Budget Formulation Pitfalls

In today’s high-paced world, absolutely nothing replaces having the right information at the right time to make the best decisions. Unfortunately, many leaders are too busy with the challenges of formulating, tracking and reporting budgets, instead of tackling strategic improvements.
December 30, 2017

World’s First AI Citizen in Saudi Arabia Is Now Calling For Women’s Rights

When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted a citizenship to Hanson Robotics' female-looking robot Sophia, most thought it was just to appeal to the audience of the Future Investment Initiative. However, AI ethicist Joanna Bryson told The Verge the stunt was "obviously bullshit."