UMBC is committed to providing its community with the resources it needs to live a well-balanced, healthy life through its Wellness Initiative.

UMBC understands the importance of having a sound mind and body when it comes to the pursuit of greatness.

In today’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at the fine line between balance and work. We also look at the world of AI and an eye-opening conclusion, the downfall of time management, and the benefits of uncertainty.

Industry Roundup is brought to you by UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies, offering a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degrees and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities.

The Desire to be Healthy

If you tend to check your Facebook account numerous times a day, you’re likely to cause yourself emotional and physical pain over the long haul. Researchers have made a case to back up this claim. Frequent users fall victim to the false peer pressure experienced when exposed to carefully curated images that lead to negative self-comparison.

Could AI really spell the end for us?

According to an interview in 2014 with Professor Stephen Hawking, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” So what does this mean for the future of AI? Do we stop moving forward with it and retreat to the days before movies like I, Robot and Terminator introduced us to the fictional scary world of AI? This article explores the different aspects of AI and addresses concerns.

The Downfall of Time Management

As our efforts grow to become more efficient and productive, experts warn we may be creating more havoc than progress. So begs the question, will we ever feel balanced and in control of our time and energy?

The Benefits of Uncertainty

We see headlines offering people ways to minimize uncertainty in life. Experts say they’ve got it wrong. A little uncertainty can go a long way when it comes to making devices anad processes work better. This is why many technology experts actually work uncertainty into their innovations.

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