Humans: 1 Robots: 0

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According to Engadget.com, Walmart announced that they have decided to cancel their original plans to have robots to track and check inventory after they discovered that actual human employees were capable of performing the tasks just as well. Questions: According to the article, which function(s) were humans better at? When did Walmart start testing the… Read more »

The Digital World Wins

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This very interesting article in the New York Times details how robotics has helped revive Savile Row, an area in London where tailoring companies established as early as 1819, work to survive the pandemic. Questions: In what ways does the company use robotics? How did the quarantines sap profits and the way the companies usually… Read more »

Can you keep up with the algorithm?

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Accounting Today has an article warning remote workers about the new start-up called Enaible. Questions: What does Enaible do? How do they measure it? What type of score is measured with “Trigger-Task-Time?” Do you agree with this type of monitoring? Why or why not? Source: Marks, G. (2020). Spying on remote workers, and other tech… Read more »

BrewRight? A trade secret?

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Anheuser-Bush InBev SA, the world’s largest brewer, has developed a machine-learning technology that can identify risky business partners and potentially illegal payments. Questions: How does the analytics platform, named Brew Right, proactively monitor legal risks and prevent violations? How do companies typically examine the compliance practices of acquired businesses?… Read more »

Project Nightingale

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According to Business Insider, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has teamed up with the hospital system Ascension to collect personal health information on millions of Americans, as part of Project Nightingale. Questions: For you, what is the most troubling issue related to this story? Can you explain how it would be possible for… Read more »

Not too Early for Christmas Lists

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Last week, according to CNET, Amazon showed off a new batch of Alexa-powered products. Questions: There were two themes to these products according to CNET. What were these themes? What company has Amazon acquired that was scrutinized for its work with police departments across the country? Research why. Which device sounds the most interesting to… Read more »