Personal Code of Ethics: Alana Rudder

Note: The following personal code of ethics was written by Alana Rudder as part of her Ethical Leadership MBA course at Excelsior College.It is also published in Alana’s Portfolium portfolio. The How is What’s Important In the ebook, Ethical Leadership: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture, Leigh explains that, in ethical leadership, the means …

It Takes 1 Minute and 1 Decision to Save 8 Lives

In 2017, my family was devastated upon learning that my husband had end-stage non-alcoholic liver disease that had turned to liver failure and liver cancer. His only chance of survival: a liver transplant. For the next few months, all my dreams revolved around a new liver for my husband. Throughout these months, I spent countless …

From a Living Organ Donor: How I Convinced My Loved One to Accept My Organ

In November of 2017, I became a living liver donor to my husband. At the time, he was battling liver failure and liver cancer stemming from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Concerns about his liver began when he was only five years old. As the years passed, NASH turned fat in his liver to scar. As his …

3 Ways Non-Profits Use Emerging Technology to Further Donor Dollars — And How You Can, Too

A U.S.-based non-profit organization wants to send clean-burning stoves to rural Guatemalan heads-of-households. The idea is for recipients to use the stoves to start small businesses in support of their families. But what if one of those stoves breaks down? Ixo helps non-profits collect, measure, evaluate, value, and tokenize verifiable impact. Their application of the …

Emerging Technologies Pave the Way for Profitable Journalism Through Personalization

In the mind of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s mission is only 1 percent done. What started as a student platform in 2003 soon became a cutting-edge emerging platform in 2006. Today, made possible by highly-personal data collection, highly-personalized Facebook news feeds capture the hearts of content consumers — rendering news providers old school — via not just the adoption of futuristic …

The Future of Work is Now: AI Helps Job Hunters Find, Land, & Keep Dream Jobs

Fresh out of business school, Laura began networking and accompanied her efforts with a resume when appropriate. In turn, she received a call from a business-travel agency highly interested in her talents. Laura accepted the interview and, dressed in a new business suit and with a polished and relevant resume in hand, she showed up …

ML Tech Firms Help Law Enforcement Identify Child Sex Trafficking Victims & Their Location — And You can Help

In 2015, Thorn CEO Julie Cordua received a call from two Department of Homeland Security officials. They needed help developing a technology solution to find a little girl whose sexual abuse videos had been dispersed across the globe. The Department of Homeland Security had been looking for this little girl over 8 months to no …

ML and AI Partner to Save Disaster Victims: How Aid Organizations Can Tap Into Its Power

On September 5, 2014, flash-monsoon rains devoured the village of India-, China-, and Pakistan- controlled Kashmir within minutes, burying 80% of the territory. Panicked citizens fled to home roofs, where many would await rescue for up to a week without food or water. The hashtag #KashmirFlood became a lifeline for many as victims tweeted their …

AI, ML, and the IoT Mean Hollywood Is Losing the Race for Futuristic Auto-Experience Accolades

It’s the year 2035. Detective Del Spooner auto-cruises through a futuristic tunnel in his spherical, mid-engine sports coupé. Comfortably lounging in his cockpit-like front passenger seat, no steering wheel can be found. No need exists for one in this self-driving transportation contraption of the future. Via a rocket-like panoramic windscreen, Spooner passively surveys other self-driving …