Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy


The Artificial Intelligence and 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, cross-entity collaboration, and generating new ethical challenges for business. 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.


The 2017 Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy Report

Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence

September 6, 2017 | Sam Ransbotham, David Kiron, Philipp Gerbert, and Martin Reeves

Disruption from artificial intelligence (AI) is here, but many company leaders aren’t sure what to expect from AI or how it fits into their business model. Yet with change coming at breakneck speed, the time to identify your company’s AI strategy is now. MIT Sloan Management Review has partnered with The Boston Consulting Group to provide baseline information on the strategies used by companies leading in AI, the prospects for its growth, and the steps executives need to take to develop a strategy for their business.


Featured Ideas


Are AI Learning Scenarios Unpredictable Enough?

Humans know how AI works, but AI hasn’t learned about human unpredictability — and that’s a problem.


Video: The Impact of Machine Learning on Work Is Bigger Than You Think

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A new phase of technology-enhanced work is upon us.


Justifying Human Involvement in the AI Decision-Making Loop

AI systems can now make accurate, independent decisions — but they still need human inputs.


What Managers Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

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

From Elsewhere at MIT SMR


AI in the Boardroom: The Next Realm of Corporate Governance

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Artificial intelligence helps doctors make better diagnoses. It can do the same for corporate leaders.


Five Management Strategies for Getting the Most From AI

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A global survey finds that AI is delivering value to companies that use it across operations.


The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create

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Instead of eliminating human workers, AI may create new jobs requiring updated skills and training.


What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

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

Updates from the MIT Sloan CIO Conference

Augmentation Versus Automation: AI’s Utility in the Workplace

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The challenges of leading companies through the AI revolution were examined in a recent symposium.

Video: Preparing for the Changes AI Will Bring to Tomorrow’s Jobs

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A panel at the 2017 MIT CIO Symposium discusses how artificial intelligence will transform how we work.

Video: Best Practices in Data Security

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What to do when company data is breached.

Video: Three Ways Businesses Use Artificial Intelligence

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How is business actually using artificial intelligence?

More AI and Business Strategy Insights

AI and the Need for Speed

How AI affects organizations’ use of and relationship to time — in reacting, managing, and learning — may be a tough adjustment.