Reporter, Mind & Behavior and Technology@Howard_Hardee
Howard Hardee, based in Madison, Wisconsin, covers Technology and Mind & Behavior for The Academic Times. Previously, Howard covered mis- and disinformation as an election integrity reporter at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and as a local news fellow for First Draft, a global fact-checking organization. An award-winning reporter with a decade of experience, he holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and in 2017 was honored as an environmental reportage fellow at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Alberta, Canada.
Most people can sense when a conflict is brewing in their personal relationships, but what if their smartphones could, too — and could intervene during the moments before an argument boiled over? That's the idea behind a developing technology that could detect and mediate relationship problems by tapping into data from smart devices.
Experiencing mistreatment in the workplace is a highly prevalent global phenomenon that affects more than a third of employees across 62 countries and results in hundreds of billions to nearly 2 trillion dollars in lost productivity, but greater legal protections for workers may have a protective effect, according to a new meta-analysis.
Researchers have observed that people don't like leaving medical decisions to artificial intelligence, but telling patients about racial and economic gaps in health care may warm them up to the idea of clinicians using algorithms to guide decision-making, a new set of psychological studies suggests.