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Communication Corner

How to instantaneously improve your speaking voice

by Philip Yaffe

Although we spend much more time speaking than we do writing, the fact remains that most people speak very poorly. Phil Yaffe provides some tips on how to purposely redesign your articulation. To learn how to to make immediate changes to your speaking voice, read this week's installment of Communication Corner. ...


An interview with Indrajit Roy: toward self-correcting systems

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Imagine a world where software can run for days, months, and years without any human intervention. This is the future of computing. ...


Silence is golden, especially when you need to say something important

February 2019
by Philip Yaffe

How well you speak will always be an indicator of how well you know the subject at hand. And while nerves can often lead novice speakers to resort to distracting sounds and placeholders, a second or two of silence will help focus you as well as your audience. In this installment, Philip Yaffe reminds us that silence is golden. ...


An interview with Lauren Maffeo: understanding the risks of machine learning bias

January 2019
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Lauren Maffeo is a research analyst who joined the global technology sector in 2012. She started her career as a freelance journalist covering tech news for The Next Web and The Guardian. She joined GetApp, a Gartner company, as a content editor in 2016, covering the impact of emerging tech like AI on small and midsize business owners. ...