Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!
What to Expect from Artificial Intelligence Ajay Agrawal, Rotman School of Management
I was lucky to assist at a talk this week by Ajay Agrawal, professor at the Rotman School of Management. He gave a mind-blowing talk on the topic of artificial intelligence. This article from MIT Sloan gives a good overview of how Ajay thinks AI will impacts every single business and why managers need to understand where it can add value.
The Medium Model Ev Williams, Founder Medium
The future of the publishing industry is one that is highly volatile right now. Ev Williams (founder of Twitter, Blogger and Medium) believes that subscriptions are the way. He provides an update ever since Medium switched to a paid subscription model. The deliberate approach and thinking on how they are growing their business is extremely interesting.
The retail giant is unequivocally associated with its iconic founder, Jeff Bezos. However, there’s another Jeff that works there that merits some spotlight – Jeff Wilkie leads Amazon’s the global consumer division. This article provides some interesting insights on the person in charge of growing a massive global business and how they are planning on using machine learning to do it.
I came across the AI Now Institute from New York University which is a research center dedicated to understanding the social implications of artificial intelligence. Their report on Algorithmic Impact for public agencies provides an interesting framework to assess automated decision making systems.
In a provocative posting, Steve Blank writes about a research report on entrepreneurship. The key insight: Entrepreneurs think they are better than their resumes show and realize they can make more money by going it alone. And in most cases, they are right. There are some great nuggets of wisdom on that this means for companies, entrepreneurs and recruiting.