The Triumph and Tragedy of the Data Scientist

October 25, 2019

As data scientists, we’re lucky. Data scientists, in the broadest sense, are the very first human beings whose conceptual language — in particular dimensionality-reduction, compression and statistical validation — can explain human bodies and minds, and hence “consciousness,”...

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

October 05, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Microsoft, Sony, Dell and HP were some of the leading companies jostling for supremacy in the digital living room — where computers, TVs and content came together to deliver home entertainment. Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console not only played video games, but also DVDs...

How Digital Technology Is Transforming Cost Management

March 31, 2019

Digital technologies do more than cut costs. They can drive strategic growth, says Wharton’s Christopher Ittner. When companies talk about cost management, their focus typically is on slashing their current expenses. But in today’s digital era, cost management has taken on a new hue: It...