Category: Education

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Speaking in Numbers

One of the reasons that I can market my company’s products and offerings around the world is that the underlying automated rule sets on which they are based utilize the universal language

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Nerds get Curves

The cinematic stars of all those 1980s class B movies about nerds portrayed peculiar, weak, socially outcast, but bright, young males. They defined for a generation what a nerd or geek was

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Exporting Education

For decades foreign students have flocked to the United States to take advantage of its system of higher education. This was good for the students, the universities they attended, and, often, for

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Laptops in Peru

I’d like to end the year on an up-note. There are plenty of stories to cause concern — from the death of Benazir Bhutto to post-election riots in Kenya to more broken

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China’s Educational Philosophy

Debates about the American education system abound. President Bush touts his “No Child Left Behind” program. Others push for school vouchers so that parents can take their children out of the public

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Educating Girls and Human Freedom

All cultures and societies have wrestled with differences between men and women and have tried as best they can to adjust life to those differences. The biggest difference, of course, is that

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Education in Saudi Arabia

One of the oft-leveled charges against the royal house of Saud is that is has generally failed to invest its vast oil wealth in infrastructure that will help the kingdom and its

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Connecting through Education

In an interesting op-ed piece in the New York Times, the former dean of Yale’s School of Mangagement, Jeffrey E. Garten, talks about the importance of higher education for the promotion of

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Raising the Educational Bar

In an earlier post [The Race to the Top], I cited a Bill Gates’ speech delivered at a summit meeting of U.S. governors. In that speech, he minced no words. “American high

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