Tesla Motors this week became the first company to roll out advanced auto-pilot technology into its vehicles, zooming past regulators’ efforts to figure out whether self-driving cars should be widely street-legal.
The legality of autonomous vehicles is a regulatory gray area.
Across most of the U.S., regulations for self-driving cars are ambiguous. In the majority of states, autonomous vehicles are not specifically illegal; New York is the only state that mandates a “driver” must have a hand on the wheel at all times. Only 14 states have considered legislation that would regulate self-driving cars, and nine of those failed to pass bills specifically legalizing them — including Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana and New Hampshire.
In most states, then, Tesla’s autopilot feature is a gray area within a gray area — and federal regulators seemed caught off guard this week....
Stories about government data and historical records being deleted, burned—even tossed into Dumpsters—have become so common in recent years that many Canadians may feel inured to them. But such accounts are only the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg. A months-long Maclean’s investigation, which includes interviews with dozens of academics, scientists, statisticians, economists and librarians, has found that the federal government’s “austerity” program, which resulted in staff cuts and library closures (16 libraries since 2012)—as well as arbitrary changes to policy, when it comes to data—has led to a systematic erosion of government records far deeper than most realize, with the data and data-gathering capability we do have severely compromised as a result ...
1. Trying too Hard to Sound In-Charge. One first-time supervisor perceived that part of being in charge of the department meant showing strength with a commanding tone in all interactions. His brusque style was off-putting to a group that prided itself on team cohesion and a track record of great results. When apprised of the tension his style was creating he sat down with the group, apologized and adopted a more supportive and empathetic tone. He learned that being in charge didn’t mean that he had to sound in charge at all times.
2. Misjudging Communication Preferences of Your Team Members. Another common mistake is to misread the amount of communication interaction people desire from their supervisor. Ask an independent person too many questions on a regular basis and they will perceive you as micromanaging. Give another person ample space when they really desire regular contact and feedback, and you’ll be perceived as distant and uncaring. Pay attention to what works when communicating with your team members. Accelerate the process by asking about their preferences for contact and communication. They’ll be impressed that you cared enough to ask.
A l'approche de la tant attendue période estivale, Facebook pose les valises et propose un focus sur le comportement des Français sur le réseau social l'été. Parmi les enseignements,61% des utilisateurs se connectent partir d’un mobile alors que 59% du contenu est posté à partir d’un mobile. Et les Français ne chôment pas sur Facebook pendant cette période. 4,4 milliards de contenus (vidéo, texte, photo) sont publiés sur Facebook pendant l’été, soit 36,1 millions de contenus publiés chaque jour. Sans surprise, les utilisateurs "postent plus de photos en été que pendant les autres mois de l’année", souligne le réseau social. Et qui publie ? Majoritairement les femmes (64%) alors que 53% du contenu publié en été sur Facebook l'est par les 18-34 ans.
Même si le chiffre d’affaires de LinkedIn, au premier trimestre, a progressé de 35% sur un an, le réseau social BtoB revoit ses prévisions à la baisse pour le deuxième trimestre.
Le réseau social professionnel LinkedIn a présenté les résultats de son premier trimestre 2015 en fin de semaine dernière. Ils demeurent plutôt bons, mais la société a visiblement fait montre d’un peu trop d’optimisme, et doit revoir ses prévisions à la baisse.
Internet has completely about-faced the ways and styles of living in almost every phase of life. It has influenced every sector of the economy. Healthcare sector, in such a scenario, has also not remained untouched. Especially today’s patient population, which is more involved, well educated and confident in discussing or questioning the advice of their physician. They look up symptoms on Wikipedia, blog about illnesses and discuss conditions and side effects on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. As a result patients have begun to forge relationships with one another online, discussing medications, therapies, symptoms and more.According to a recent study, an estimated 80% of Internet users search for health information on-line, making it the third most popular online pursuit after e-mail and using a search engine. Huge population of patients turns to social media or web as their first source of health information, followed by direct interaction with physicians and lastly the attraction to traditional media like television and print trails. Large patient-focused networks exist in a number of places like Facebook, Ning, My space and Twitter; general health sites like HealthCentral, WebMD, RevolutionHealth and specialty platforms like CureTogether, PatientsLikeMe, InspireThus, the age of digital world is upon us and the Pharmaceutical companies are also slowly but surely embracing it with vigour of new age converts. One of the key stumbling blocks for pharma companies wishing to fully embrace the social media revolution is the strict regulatory environment. Pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated by the FDA and the Division of Drug Marketing and Communications (DDMAC). Based on current regulatory guidance, Pharma marketing is extremely competitive and lacking in clear social media boundaries. In this context, pharma’s obligation to its regulatory bodies has, without doubt, stifled its progression into the social media nucleus.Merck, which, in 2008 set up a page on Facebook to promote its Gardasil vaccine that helps to protect human papillomavirus which causes cervical cancer.GlaxoSmithKline, which chose video sharing site YouTube to launch a promotional campaign highlighting restless leg syndrome. Novartis stood tall as the only Top 10 Company using the world’s second largest social media site, Twitter.Pfizer, has also taken the lead with Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, as well as teaming up with a firm to create their own social networking site intended to bring together patients and clinical trial researchers studying in particular condition, in turn offering a reciprocal relationship in which tailored information is used to establish deeper bounds. Yet some healthcare and pharma companies are working within guidelines and doing good work in the space, finding ways to connect physicians via secure social networks to improve information sharing.AstraZenca : created “AZ Touchpoints,” a website doctors can use to ask questions, order free samples and ask about insurance coverage. The site also contains brochures and other “educational materials” that doctors can print out. Touchpoints has helped AstraZeneca cut its marketing costs. AstraZeneca said it planned to eliminate 10,400 jobs by 2014. According to the company the cuts, equates to about 16% of its work force, and would contribute to a saving of $1.9 billion a year by 2014.Eli Lilly & Co. : In 2002 lillyconnect.com was introduced as a new channel for marketing its drugs to doctors. This has now been replaced with “newer on-demand portals”, (lillyconnect uk), that will allow doctors to “access information instantly as they are treating patients.”Sanofi-Aventis has www.ipractice.com, which offers services and information similar to AstraZeneca’s Touchpoints, Novo Nordisk AS : Launched a website and iPad/iPhone application called Coags Uncomplicated, which offers tools to help doctors diagnose bleeding disorders.Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH : launched digital-marketing package to target doctors, including organizing webcasts for leading physicians for the cardiovascular drug Pradaxa in the U.S. Social media and the medical profession have not fully looked one another in the eye.It was not until last November that the American Medical Association (AMA) released any kind of document about best practices or guidance for physicians’ use of social media; the document, “Professionalism in the Use of Social Media,” is primarily concerned with privacy, reputation management, and doctors’ social-media interactions with their own patients. A clause about combating “unprofessional” content (which would seemingly encompass bad medical advice) is restricted to flagging one’s own colleagues’ work.Still, the AMA acknowledged that social media offers plenty of promises for doctors. “Participating in social networking and other similar Internet opportunities can support physicians’ personal expression, enable individual physicians to have a professional presence online, foster collegiality and camaraderie within the profession, provide opportunity to widely disseminate public health messages and other health communication,” the document explained. Google+ although not perfect, has brought physicians a step forward towards finding an appropriate way to translate offline into online relationships. It allows a physician to create a single public profile and control exactly what information is shown to the casual and search engines. This could include a photo, job, hospital location, specialty etc. but not necessarily all of these. It also enables “friends” (profile contacts) to be categorized “circles”which can represent different types of relationships. These “circles” can function as isolated units and the user can control how content is shared within these groups. Given the early stages of the site, it remains far too premature to facilitate a way in which patients could be added to “circles.” Current guidelines for physicians at a global level advise not to add patients to a social network. Despite this, the Google+ privacy settings have innovated the customization of a public profile. Physicians and other health professionals have nevertheless been slow to adopt social media in their professional lives, in a health industry where insurance reform and electronic records tend to dominate debate over the future of the practice
Pour communiquer en mode projet entre collègues, il existe deux types d’outils : les messageries instantanées et les emails. Les premières sont souvent assez limitées et permettent de bavarder mais pas vraiment de gérer des fichiers et autres documents. Les seconds deviennent très vite ingérables. Quand on utilise ses mails pour « discuter » d’un projet, a fortiori à plusieurs, on se retrouve avec un nombre incalculable de mails très souvent inutile. Rappelez-vous la dernière fois que vous avez essayé de planifier un projet aussi simple qu’un resto pour 8 personnes. Au final, cela s’est soldé par 35 mails et une jolie perte de temps. La prochaine fois, essayez Slack, un outil vraiment très bien conçu pour la discussion en équipe et la gestion de projet à plusieurs.
Disons le tout de suite, Slack est un outil très abouti. C’est beau, simple, utile et l’expérience utilisateur est hyper réussie. Slack permet de créer des « channels » de discussion dans lesquels vous intégrez les membres d’un projet. Une fois dans le channel il est possible d’écrire des messages comme sur une messagerie instantanée. Vous pouvez aussi créer des docs, qui seront éditables, et envoyer des fichiers. Il est par ailleurs très facile de chercher d’anciens messages ou des documents uploadés. Le maître mot de slack, c’est vraiment la simplicité. Évidemment, l’expérience se prolonge sur le mobile, que ce soit sur iOS ou Android.
Tout est parfaitement intégré, et vous pouvez partager vos fichiers Excel, Dropbox, Google Drive… La grande richesse de Slack est d’offrir de grandes libertés niveau API. Vous pouvez à peu près tout intégrer au service, et cela offre des possibilités illimitées. Nous parlons souvent de productivité, et Slack fait totalement partie de ces outils qui vont vous faire gagner du temps. définitivement.
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A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more. When presented with this finding, The Princeton Review called it an “incidental” result of its geographic pricing scheme. The case illustrates how even a seemingly neutral price model could potentially lead to inadvertent bias — bias that’s hard for consumers to detect and even harder to challenge or prove.
Over the past several decades, an important tool for assessing and addressing discrimination has been the “disparate impact” theory. ...
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