AI-powered automation will have an ethnic bias

July 30, 2019

Kai Chan Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative The Fourth Industrial Revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its principal drivers, promises big changes. AI automation is expected to lead to, among other things, large disruptions in the labour market. A 2013 Oxford study estimated that almost half of employment in the US […]

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Dîner LangFest: Kai L. Chan

July 19, 2019

The below is an interview I did with the LangFest organisers. Le dessous est mon interview avec les organisateurs du LangFest. #LangFest19 #LangFestConferenciers www.kailchan.ca Кай Л. Чан

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Measuring mobility

July 10, 2019

A letter to the Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW). July 10, 2019 (Volume 119, Number 15) The article on economic mobility (Life of the Mind, May 15) seems to confuse economic mobility with economic growth. Most economists measure economic mobility as intergenerational movement along the income-distribution ladder (rather than by absolute incomes). That is, to what […]

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The 10 Best Languages for Business

July 7, 2019

Savvy business owners understand that there is a multitude of opportunities in targeting foreign audiences. After all, native English speakers only make up 4.9% of the global population. But translation strategy is more than producing your content in various languages and sending it out to the world in hopes of attracting new audiences. A plan for prioritizing […]

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Exploring the World’s Top Power Languages

June 23, 2019

The dominance of English worldwide as a lingua franca is well documented, but there are other languages that can also afford their speakers more power than others. Speaking a language can help you unlock a host of opportunities, whether it’s to travel overseas or perhaps connect with another language group in your own country. Some […]

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