Innovation & Tech

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We’ve Moved!

New look, same great content.

  We started Longitudes in 2014 with one goal: to share UPS’s best and brightest ideas with the world. We’ve grown tremendously during the past five years — bringing together UPS and external thought leaders in logistics, technology, sustainability and global trade. But with that growth comes the need for a bigger and better Longitudes […]

4 Ways Companies Can Build a Culture of Learning

LinkedIn vice president Tanya Staples outlines easy strategies that can foster growth and skills in the workforce.

  Company culture, workplace flexibility and wellness perks all play a role in keeping employees happy and engaged. But there’s another driver that’s often overlooked: learning. In fact, nearly all (94 percent) employees say they would stay at a company longer if it invested in their learning and development, according to LinkedIn research. On top […]

Fill in the Blanks

Train your brain to see more clearly what isn’t there (yet).

  When was the last time you traveled to the future? If you’re like most people, the answer is: just a few minutes ago. That’s because the average person travels to the future a whopping 59 times a day. These journeys take place not in a time machine, of course, but in our own minds. We visualize […]

The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

What happens when AI and humans work together to solve global problems?

  Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” This advice holds true when looking at the potential for artificial intelligence to change the world.  People are using technological advances to create and experiment with innovative approaches to […]

Merging the Digital Experience With Elder Care

With personalized digital experiences, we can turn the long-term healthcare challenge into a major business opportunity.

  Medical advances have lengthened the average American lifespan. In 1950, the average American was expected to live 68 years, according to the CDC, and by the late 1970s, Americans were living well into their 70s. By 2016, the average American could expect to live to be nearly 79 years old. But longevity poses a […]