Frankenstein’s monster or Dr. Frankenstein? Algorithms provide a cloak of objectivity – but that doesn’t make them infallible. Just like humans, algorithms may rely on stereotypes that reinforce discriminatory hiring practices. Why is this? Because that’s what they’re designed to do. The backbone of many of these potentially discriminatory algorithms is something data-scientists call “satisficing,”. Satisficing is a decision-making strategy […]
Happy Groundhog Day! The big prediction is in for 2018. Punxsutawney Phil—the star of the most popular annual Groundhog Day event—saw his own shadow this morning (as he does about 70% of the time). According to tradition, this means that there will be 6 more weeks of Winter! But how likely is that prediction to come true? As a […]
Work meetings can be a controversial subject. Some people think that meetings are essential. Some people see meetings as a big waste of time. But then again, everyone can agree that communication is important. And of course, we can all agree that it’s possible to spend too much time in meetings. What does the research show? Researchers recently analyzed the […]
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2017 was a really good year. (When it comes to interesting new research, anyway.) Let’s take a look back at the most popular articles. January: Interview Better with This Trick How can you make the best impression in an interview? The most charismatic, funny, and witty people can think fast. Eye contact tends to slow down your thought processes. […]