What Is Neural Network Art?

In recent years, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have given rise to a new phenomenon: neural networks. By designing AI to mimic the human brain at a basic level, computer scientists are able to create machines capable of “deep learning;” that is, machines that can learn basic concepts and apply those concepts in situations other… Read more »

Exploring the Business of Global Health and Healthcare

Governments and international organizations, like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations, have made significant strides toward improving global health. For example, according to the WHO, the global average life expectancy increased by five years (to 71.4 years) between 2000 and 2015, a faster increase than any since the 1960s. Despite this, significant… Read more »

What Is Talent Acquisition?

Companies, especially new startups, succeed or fail based on the strength of their talent, but good talent is getting harder to find. In an Indeed survey of more than 1,000 HR managers, 86 percent of respondents indicated that they found it difficult to find good technical talent, and 83 percent of respondents believed that the… Read more »

Healthcare Administration 101

While most patients come into contact primarily with doctors and nurses, hospitals are full of support staff, administrators and other personnel who ensure the proper function of the hospital and delivery of care to the patient. Healthcare administrators oversee all of these people, medical staff included. Their job is to ensure that the hospital runs… Read more »

Video Game Psychology: Addiction vs. Achievement

As an omnipresent part of modern culture, video games hold a fascination for both researchers and laypeople alike. One particular area of interest lies in their psychological impact on players. The concepts of addiction and achievement have been associated with video game play, leading researchers to wonder about the connection. Due to their unique features,… Read more »

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Video Gaming

Video games are a trademark commodity in our modern, technologically driven culture. Although undoubtedly entertaining, considerable debate remains as to their relative positive or negative impacts on individuals and society. Even though studies regarding this issue are relatively new, they can still provide insight into the benefits and drawbacks of this popular pastime. Positive Effects… Read more »

Developing a Winning Performance Management Process

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person — not just an employee — are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” -Anne M. Mulcahy, Former CEO of Xerox Corporation Companies work best when their employees perform at high levels, find motivation and… Read more »

Turning Posts Into Positions: The Rise of Social Media Recruitment

According to Career Builder, 52 percent of employers now use social media networking sites as a part of the recruiting process. This figure is up 13 percent in just two years. It’s becoming clear that social media recruiting is on the rise. With so many human resources professionals using it as a tool to discover… Read more »

What Is Managerial Economics?

For any business to truly gain a competitive edge, integrating managerial economics into its decision-making process is essential. Managerial economics, according to Mark Hirschey and Eric Bentzen, is the study of how economic forces affect organizations and how their leaders can use economic principles to achieve optimal outcomes. Found everywhere from large corporations to nonprofits,… Read more »