Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.
Algorithmic Management: What is It (And What’s Next)?
My latest article:
Algorithmic management, as the name suggests, is the use of computer algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques to manage a team of human employees. By collecting massive quantities of data, in particular data about employee performance, algorithmic management seeks to automate large portions of the managerial decision-making process. As it becomes more commonplace, it’s important to understand what this practice is, the pros and cons of using it, and what the future holds for algorithmic management.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Researchers figured out the 'crown jewel' of cryptography.
Indistinguishability obfuscation, if it could be built, would be able to hide not just collections of data but the inner workings of a computer program itself. Now, researchers have figured out how to do this. (Quanta)
2. Amazon has been hit with antitrust charges.
The EU is claiming that Amazon is acting anti-competitively when it uses data from sellers on its marketplace to develop its own products. (Axios)
3. Europe is imposing stricter rules on surveillance tech.
More news from the EU: the EU wants to impose stricter rules on selling and exporting cyber-surveillance technologies like facial recognition and spyware, requiring companies to obtain a license if they want to do sell and export. (MIT)