Facebook is changing. So much so that it’s getting hard to keep up with all the news. From social VR to updated news feeds, the social media giant is clearly trying to do something. It may have been a rough couple of years for Facebook, but it’s still one of the most popular platforms for businesses – provided you can break through the new algorithm.
Full disclosure: I hate Smash Mouth. And I share this opinion freely online. But here’s where the irony of life seeps into the digital world. Google’s algorithms, astonishing as they are in countless respects, ostensibly deem me one of the band’s biggest fans -- merely as a result of posting critiques about them or searching for unflattering parodies of “All Star.” It’s a problem with content curation and the individualization of information. Searching for something shouldn’t presume[...]
The global dialog concerning the future of artificial intelligence (AI), at least in the media, appears to have become very binary. On one side of the debate, technophiles excitedly praise the coming singularity, when machines and humans will merge. Across the aisle, visionaries like Elon Musk are portrayed as neo-Luddites, prophets of doom offering grim auguries of a robot-spawned dystopia. The reality, as always, lies somewhere in the center of the otherwise sensationalized argument. And I[...]
People love a good underdog story -- one about overcoming adversity, rising up from humble beginnings to achieve great things, and conquering stereotypes or misperceptions. It’s the stuff we’re raised on in the land of opportunity. The fables and fairy tales we first experience assure us that we can succeed regardless of our stations in life. These Cinderella stories inspire and motivate us. They’ve even infused themselves, subtly, into the fabric of staffing. Recruiters are now encouraged[...]