How big data can help stop global epidemics

At HomeAway headquarters in Austin, Texas, on October 22, SFI External Professor Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed pandemics, the current threats of ebola and influenza, and how big data and modern computing are helping fight contagion.

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Lessons on investing from freestyle chess

Michael Mauboussin, Credit Suisse's managing director and chairman of SFI’s Board of Trustees, believes chess with combined human-computer teams holds important strategic lessons for investors.

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Workshop seeks origins of innovation

A workshop at SFI this week asks some of the top experts in fields ranging from archaeology and search theory to ecology and technology to examine what commonalities underlie innovation in technological, social, and biological systems.

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What is creativity, and how can we understand it?

SFI and the National Endowment for the Arts hosted a meeting in July to examine creativity through the lenses of the arts, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, education, and more. Read the five takeaways.

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