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Decision Science Digest: May 30, 2024
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BALTIMORE, MD, May 30, 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. 

  • Increasing Efficiency & Care in the Hospital System: Reducing a Nurse’s Workload by One Patient Leads to 14% Speedup in Service to Other Patients (INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management)
  • Incorporating Diversity Equally: What Group Size Reveals About Perceptions on Diversity (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • New Research Reveals Bias in Awards for NBA Players When a High-Profile Player is on the Team (INFORMS journal Organization Science)
  • Embracing a New Normal: How Restaurants Can Adjust to Stay Afloat in a World of DoorDash and Grubhub (INFORMS journal Service Science)
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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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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.

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

To make effective AI policy you must trust those who’ve been there

Federal News Network, June 11, 2024

On March 28, the White House took a pretty big step toward establishing a broader national policy on artificial intelligence when it issued a memorandum on how the federal government will manage it. It established new federal agency requirements and guidance for AI governance, innovation and risk management. All of this is in keeping with the AI in Government Act of 2020, the Advancing American AI Act, and the President’s executive order on the “Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence.”  

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