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But Are You Happy?
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BALTIMORE, MD, June 18, 2024 – Advertising has long been known to depict a virtual reality of life leading some people to expect more out of life than is practical. This is driven by idyllic imagery and storytelling, among other techniques such as an emphasis on materialism.

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Toward a science of scaling medical artificial intelligence
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These days, you can barely spell “health care” without the letters “A” and “I” — and for good reason. In an era of aging populationsdeclining productivityrising costs, and disparities in access to care, artificial intelligence presents a rare opportunity to break the vicious cycle by improving health care access, outcomes, and productivity while lowering costs.

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Amazon is tinkering with grocery business. Some are unsure it’s working
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When Amazon introduced its cashierless checkout system — aptly called Just Walk Out — the tech was seen as the latest prong in Amazon’s mission to transform brick-and-mortar stores and become a dominant competitor in the grocery industry.

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Decision Science Digest: June 18, 2024

Decision Science Digest: June 18, 2024

News Release, June 18, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD, June 18, 2024 –

EDITOR’S NOTE: Decision Science Digest is a periodic communique highlighting recent peer-reviewed research published by INFORMS, the largest association for the decision and data sciences, across its 17 journals. This issue highlights four press releases based on the findings of new peer-reviewed articles.

  • Tailoring Ads to Consumers: How Facial Expression Software is Streamlining the Process (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • Teaming Up to Reach a Goal: New Research Proves Social Ties Improve Long-Standing Success (INFORMS journal Management Science)
  • Predicting Deliveries: Fostering Trust with Consumers So They Buy Again, A New Model to Nail Down Product Delivery Dates (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • The Tesla Effect! The Impact of EV Charging Locations on Local Businesses (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
But Are You Happy?

But Are You Happy?

News Release, June 18, 2024

BALTIMORE, MD, June 18, 2024 – Advertising has long been known to depict a virtual reality of life leading some people to expect more out of life than is practical. This is driven by idyllic imagery and storytelling, among other techniques such as an emphasis on materialism.

Fast food chains launch ‘value menu’ war after cost complaints. Will it last?

Fast food chains launch ‘value menu’ war after cost complaints. Will it last?

Los Angeles Times, June 17, 2024

Millions of American families are hitting the road to start summer vacation, and ordering food on the run tends to be par for the course. It couldn’t come at a better time. Fast food joints are in the midst of a budget-meal war, offering promotions to lure customers back to their restaurants despite inflation woes and a minimum-wage increase in California and other states.

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