Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy


The Artificial Intelligence & Business Strategy initiative explores the growing use of artificial intelligence in the business landscape. The exploration looks specifically at how AI is affecting the development and execution of strategy in organizations.

The initiative researches and reports on how AI is spurring workforce change, data management, privacy, and cross-entity collaboration. It looks at new risks and threats in dependency, job loss, and security. And it seeks to help managers understand and act on the tremendous opportunity from the combination of human and machine intelligence.

Research and analysis for the initiative is in collaboration with and sponsored by Boston Consulting Group.


Featured AI & Business Strategy Articles


On the Road to AI, Don’t Ask “Are We There Yet?”

Businesses should understand that in the long run, the promise of AI is self-limiting.


Building a More Intelligent Enterprise

Companies should blend the power of computers with insights into human decision making.


What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

To grasp how artificial intelligence will change organizations, understand how it delivers value.


How Analytics and AI Are Driving the Subscription E-Commerce Phenomenon

Subscription e-commerce uses AI to offer personalized, low cost, convenient products. It’s working.


Using AI as a Management Tool

What Managers Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

A new MIT SMR and BCG initiative investigates the challenges and opportunities AI offers business.

Managing the Bots That Are Managing the Business

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Algorithms are fundamentally redefining the roles of worker and manager.

Predicting a Future Where the Future Is Routinely Predicted

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AI’s value for managers lies in its ability to predict equipment failures and assess human emotions.

Executive Assistants for Everyone

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Digital assistants are taking over repetitive tasks, leaving managers free to manage.

Preparing for AI Disruption

Companies Brace for Decade of Disruption From AI

With investments in Big Data bearing fruit, what do executives expect from the future? A new survey finds that artificial intelligence and machine learning are rapidly emerging avenues for innovation — and disruption. Nearly half of senior executives surveyed, from companies like American Express, Disney, Ford Motors, and General Electric, see disruptive change coming fast.

How to Thrive — and Survive — in a World of AI Disruption

Deep learning and neural networks have dramatically improved in effectiveness and impact, leading to human-level performance in many aspects of vision, conversational speech, and problem-solving. But there is a backlash brewing.


How Cognitive Technologies Are Changing Business