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Business Tips for Working in America

I was born and raised in Russia, but came to America and became a business professional here. The language barrier is only one of several obstacles to overcome. Here are my tips for professionals looking to work in business in America. I hope they help you, too!

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Understanding Machine Behavior

In April of 2019, MIT’s Media Lab released “Machine Behavior,” a call for a new field of scientific study into machine behavior. A blend of computer science and the behavioral models applied to biological agents, the research would examine machine algorithms and their social environments.

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Apple’s Daisy Robot on Earth Day

In 2018, Apple announced that a new recycling robot called Liam would join its global recycling programs and recover reusable elements from old iPhones. This year, the company issued a follow-up Earth Day message and welcomed a faster and more efficient version of the robot named Daisy.

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Recognizing Unethical Situations

Dr. Kip Krumwiede, director of research at IMA®, shares a dilemma in ethics from early in his accounting career in the mobile phone industry, and warns that you can easily get into unethical situations before you even know it. Do you report it, just “go with it,” or walk away? IMA can help.

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Google’s Vanishing AI Ethics Board

Google announced the formation an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council that would “consider some of Google’s most complex challenges that arise under our AI principles, like facial recognition and fairness in machine learning.” The AI ethics board lasted just ten days. What happened?

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Computer Vision 2019: VR/AR/MR

Microsoft has released the latest altered reality headset—HoloLens 2. The promise is that the mixed reality medium will change the way medical students learn, it will help preserve ancient historical landmarks, and it will provide heads-up, hands-free assistance to first-line workers everywhere.

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Build Valuable Relationships through Networking

Networking: We all know we should do it, but approaching someone you don’t know is a scary task. When you view networking as an informal process of building relationships, you can mentally overcome this challenge. Two degrees of networking separation is bringing Jay Leno to IMA’s ACE19 in June!

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Beware the Triton Sabotage Malware

The Triton industrial sabotage malware is a spreading security threat. The code is designed to disable safety systems that are in place to prevent catastrophic industrial accidents. It’s potentially “the world’s most murderous malware...The hackers are targeting companies in North America.”

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Debut of the Urban Parcel Robots

The startup Quadrobot Inc. will be rolling out its robotic delivery trucks in Detroit, Mich., and China later this year. The QUADROBOT U1 is a four-wheel-drive, autonomous, all-electric vehicle designed for urban environments and neighborhoods to provide “last-mile” delivery service.

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Interviewing 101: Ask the Right Questions

As the director of Research & Development at IMA®, I have had the opportunity to interview candidates for open positions in my department. Over the years, I learned that asking candidates the right questions can limit the amount of time, money, and resources wasted on interviewing.