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To understand how advances in artificial intelligence are likely to change the workplace — and the work of managers — in coming years, you need to know where AI delivers the most value.
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Though the current state of AI falls short of its promise, managers should find ways to incorporate it into business practices now. Using pragmatic, thoughtful experiments and being transparent with customers and suppliers, organizations can learn and develop their own capabilities as AI continues to rapidly evolve.
MIT SMR and Boston Consulting Group are collaborating on a new research initiative, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy, to explore the most important business opportunities and challenges for managers posed by AI.
Digital transformation is happening all around us, but it’s the foundation for a much more profound transformation still to come. With huge challenges facing humanity on many fronts — climate, disease, population, food and water — we need cognitive technologies to augment human problem-solving capabilities. And those technologies are almost here.
We are past the point of debating whether human intuition can be replicated. Machine learning is already here. It will impact most companies over the next few decades and become part of everyday business life. Executives must quickly come to grip with how companies and industries will evolve.
More tasks are being done by cognitive technologies, cutting costs, improving efficiencies, and displacing humans. This may lead to less differentiation between organizations, and a shifting composition of activities within the organization.
What’s happening this week at the intersection of management and technology: Toward a more-nuanced understanding of digital competitive threats; building a digitally-savvy board; the ramifications of direct brain-to-computer communication.
Steve Case on how today’s industry leaders can beat tomorrow’s Ubers; why managing robots won’t be a cake walk; capturing the potential of intranet-powered knowledge management.
In a new report, International Data Corp. forecasts a near doubling of the robotics market over the next 4 years. Meanwhile, President Obama sent The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisors to Congress which says that advances in robotics technology are “presaging the rise of a potentially paradigm-shifting innovation in the productivity process.” So how should companies use robotics between now and then? One answer: Hire robots for supporting, rather than primary, roles.
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