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When Artificial Intelligence Knows Too Much (or Too Little) About You

“Know thyself.” Those were the words of advice offered up by philosopher, historian, and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari during an on-stage conversation at Stanford University last week. The prolific writer (and agitator) has long been a critic of artificial intelligence applications that track, aggregate, and learn from our every move, gleaning insights about us …

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Are You A Microaggressor?

“Hey, can I touch your hair?” Last month, raceAhead announced that we were working with SurveyMonkey on some fresh research on microaggressions in the workplace. Well, the results are in, and they’re just as illuminating as you might expect. And no, I can’t touch your hair. It’s a microaggression. And if my asking upset you, …

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Trump’s Order to Fire Mueller Wasn’t Proved ‘Corrupt,’ Barr Says in Testimony

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he didn’t feel there was enough evidence to prove President Donald Trump’s instructions to his then-White House Counsel Don McGahn about removing Special Counsel Robert Mueller had “corrupt intent.” Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barr said it wouldn’t be a crime if the president felt he was the …

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Zuck’s Yucks, Apple Shares, China Compromise: CEO Daily for May 1, 2019

Good morning. I used to think there were some basic commandments of crisis communication that were well understood in the business community. But recent events have proven me wrong. Among the ruptured rules : —When you screw up, fess up. (See McKinsey’s tortured response to a report it held a party a few miles from …

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Oprah Interview, Obama Netflix, #MeToo Proxy Season: Broadsheet May 1

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Oprah Winfrey sits down for an exceptional interview, the Obamas reveal their first projects with Netflix, and #MeToo is popping up at annual meetings. Have a wonderful Wednesday. EVERYONE’S TALKING [bs_bullet_primary] #MeToo takes on the annual meeting. There’s a new item on some shareholders’ agendas as firms’ annual meetings take place: …

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