Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… reduce energy usage by making better use of resources and improve care for the elderly by finding more time for meaningful human contact. In the area of transport, machine learning will power autonomous vehicles. Many industries could turn to algorithms to increase productivity. Financial services could become increasingly automated and law firms may use machine learning to carry out basic research. Routine tasks will be done faster, challenging business models that rely on charging hourly …


Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… much less likable womens sand shots were 47 percent less likely to draw a like, mens were 80 percent. Abramowitz thinks this could be related to the fact that Hinges audience tends to be focused less on hookups and more on finding serious relationships. So perhaps they just didnt respond as well to these more revealing photos because they felt less comfortable starting a conversation based on them. Conversely, using a photo in which youre engaged in some kind of athletic activity was super …


Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior City man there and the …


United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …


Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

Option B comes out April 24.Image: allison shelley/Getty Images Here’s the next thing after Lean In. Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday launched the community website for her new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and finding Joy, which shares her experience dealing with grief after the death of her husband, David Goldberg. Like Lean In, Option B incorporates Sandberg’s personal story. Goldberg, who was a key figure in Lean In and its advice to find a partner who will …


Treating people like, well, people is key to leadership here’s how

April 9, 2017

… percent of millennials prefer improved quality of work life over financial benefits. So, what does work? In short: people want to be treated like people especially at work. Thankfully, leading like a human comes down to three habits you can start practicing today. Commitment and the power of well done! When Stanford business professors James Baron and Michael Hannan concluded their expansive eight-year study of over 200 tech startups, one finding emerged. Their goal was to determine the most …