artificial intelligence

NEXT: Squirrels & Drones

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Squirrels & Drones

Anyone who has spent time wandering Ohio State’s Oval cannot help but to encounter a squirrel scampering around, going about their business, usually avoiding people. Occasionally, you can see people feeding them, although truth be told, I do not see this kind of activity as much as I once did. At one time, squirrels were […]

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NEXT: The Future of Reading

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Reading

Reading is a very big deal in the state of Ohio…until Grade Three. State legislation says that students are required to be reading at grade level by the third grade, else there are dire consequences for schools, teachers and students. But then, after that benchmark has been reached, reading seems to disappear from everyone’s attention. There might […]

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RxBridge Takes on the Goliaths of the PBM World

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman RxBridge Takes on the Goliaths of the PBM World

Like many Dublin, Ohio-based tech companies, RxBridge is in a space where the competition continues to keep the status quo. The Big Box PBMs — pharmacy benefit managers like Optum and Express Scripts, which manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of employers — see revenues into the billions, but that doesn’t necessarily point to a […]

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NEXT: The Future of Schools

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Schools

It would appear that artificial intelligence will soon be going to school.   Researchers are devising new machine learning techniques that involve what’s termed as “grounded language.” Deep learning today involves feeding an algorithm a lot of data and allowing the algorithm to identify patterns in that data. Some computer scientists are investigating the idea of having […]

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NEXT: The Future of Robocalls

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Robocalls

I was on the phone the other day with the cable company, trying to deal with a billing issue. After clicking through several menu items, I was finally connected to a human being somewhere who answered my questions to my satisfaction.  As I think about a potential future where more and more jobs are automated, […]

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NEXT: Can We Gauge Social Mood?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Can We Gauge Social Mood?

In the iconic graphic novel The Watchmen, the evil genius Adrian Veidt gazes at a wall of scores of television screens, each tuned to the world’s media, news reports, entertainment. (This is set in the 1980s, don’t forget.) As Veidt scans all the visual chatter, his mind sees patterns across the screens. At one point […]

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NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Labor Force’s Cognitive Divide

Almost as soon as the World Wide Web was unleashed in the early 1990s, commentators began to talk about a “digital divide.” This was a reference to the regional and socioeconomic differences in access, speed and technical capacity for using the Web. Rural areas, for example, were identified as one area where this digital divide […]

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