One Per Cent

Facing up to a paradox Watch those worry lines. Face-reading software has scrutinised videos of 200 CEOs of major companies, including FedEx and Citigroup, and found a link between negative emotions and positive financial performance. Firms with CEOs that wore fearful expressions saw a 0.4 per cent rise in stock prices within the following week, while those who showed disgust saw a 9.3 per cent increase in profits in the following quarter. $4.5 million It’s the biggest speaking fee ever. But there’s a catch: to earn the IBM Watson AI X Prize, you must design the artificial intelligence that gives the best 18-minute talk at the TED2020 conference. Picked out of hats Prospective Google employees are set this puzzle. A hundred people stand in a line wearing red or blue…


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