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The Edit: A New Frontier
The Edit

The Edit: A New Frontier

Our weekly round up of the best articles, podcasts and videos focusing on purpose in life, work and the world.
24th Jun 2022

How AI is changing what we think of as sentience, why modern executives are different to their predecessors and more in this week’s The Edit.

How a Google employee fell for the Eliza effect. Determining sentience is one of the defining questions of almost any moral code, but what happens when the lines are blurred? – The Atlantic

It’s harder to comprehend the present than you might think. Ezra Klein explores the biggest recent news stories and what they might mean for the future of humanity – The New York Times

Modern executives are different from their predecessors. The new generation of business leaders have to work harder, be more flexible and deploy softer skills – The Economist

Fireflies create a beautiful light show when the sky is truly dark. The Anamalai Tiger Reserve in southern India is best known for its elephant and tiger populations, but filmmaker Sriram Murali focuses on the ‘tiny insect that steals the show’ in the reserve at night – Aeon Video

The ‘privacy’ wars continue to rage on. Privacy rights protect individuals, but also have the capacity to conceal abuse – The New Yorker

How to unleash your team’s full potential. Bestselling author Daniel Coyle defines the essential elements that create the foundation for optimal company culture – McKinsey  

AI has the potential to make business strategy more human. Leaders who are able to see opportunities at the new radically human nexus of people and technology will pre-empt disruption and seize the future – Harvard Business Review

Five tips for discussing diversity at work. How can you productively talk about diversity with those who seem dismissive or resistant? – The Beautiful Truth

“Maybe enlightenment is something you can’t unlearn once you have acquired it, similar to how you can’t repair a broken mirror.”

Google’s AI, LaMDA