Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group: Turning AI Upside Down

Turning AI Upside Down, Invitation #13 In both scientific research and professional practice, the focus today seems to be on how to utilize state-of-the-art Big Data technologies to make sense of a rapidly exploding deluge of data and derive useful information from data. Even if this effort is successful, it cannot solve the “information overload” …

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group: Beating the Curse of Knowledge

Beating the Curse of Knowledge, Invitation #12 In 1990, Elizabeth Newton, then a psychology PhD student at Stanford, asked each participant of her dissertation research to pick a well-known song (such as “Happy Birthday to You” and “The Star-Spangled Banner”) and tap out the rhythm to a listener by knocking on a table. The listener’s …

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reading Group: Innovation Meets Institution

Innovation Meets Institution, Invitation #11 The ancestors of pandas were actually carnivorous and so their true anatomical thumbs were committed to the limited motion suited for meat eating. When adaptation to a diet of bamboo required more flexibility in manipulation, pandas could not redesign their thumbs but had to make do with an enlarged radial …

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