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Tackling Europe’s gap in digital and AI

February 2019—Europe’s average digital gap with the world’s leaders is now being compounded by an emerging gap in artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence

Podcast

The ethics of artificial intelligence

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with MGI partner Michael Chui and McKinsey partner Chris Wigley about how companies can ethically deploy artificial intelligence.
Article

Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition

– Combining two emerging megatrends—artificial intelligence and circular economy—can accelerate a shift towards a regenerative... system fit for the future.
Interactive

The executive’s AI playbook

– It’s time to break out of pilot purgatory and more effectively apply artificial intelligence and advanced analytics throughout... your organization. Our interactive playbook can help.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Most of AI’s business uses will be in two areas

– An examination of more than 400 AI use cases revealed the two areas where AI can have the greatest impact, write the authors in... Harvard Business Review.

Data strategy

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Building a tech-enabled ecosystem: An interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

– A culture of innovation and failing fast drives the Chinese financial conglomerate’s expansion beyond traditional sector... boundaries and its early adoption of emerging technologies.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The data disconnect

– Companies may have more data than ever, but not everyone is making money with it.
Podcast

Data privacy: What every manager needs to know

– As companies begin to follow the principles of GDPR, the European Union directive on data protection, they must better understand... what personal information really is and how to properly manage it.

Organizing for analytics

Article

Fusing data and design to supercharge innovation—in products and processes

– While many organizations are investing in data and design capabilities, only those that tightly weave these disciplines together... will unlock their full benefits.
Article

Rebooting analytics leadership: Time to move beyond the math

– To help their organizations capitalize on artificial intelligence and analytics, CAOs must do more than demonstrate their technical... chops. They need to lead like a Catalyst.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The cornerstones of large-scale technology transformation

– A clear playbook is emerging for how to integrate and capitalize on advanced technologies—across an entire company, and... in any industry.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Why data culture matters

– Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes.... Here are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture.

Featured publications

Collection

Crossing the frontier: How to apply AI for impact

Cut through the noise around artificial intelligence with this collection of our latest thinking on where and how best to use AI in your organization.
Collection

Analytics comes of age

Analytics and artificial intelligence are reshaping organizations and the entire business landscape. Learn how to capture the value by embedding them in your business.

Expert views

Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Building data-driven culture: An interview with ShopRunner CEO Sam Yagan

– Sam Yagan, current ShopRunner CEO, cofounder of OkCupid, and former Match Group CEO, discusses the importance of culture for driving data-based decision making, innovation, and, ultimately, company success.
Video

How China’s fintechs serve the underserved: An interview with CreditEase CEO Ning Tang

– Fintechs that succeed in the Chinese market know how to use technology to adapt to local conditions, improve efficiency, and service... small businesses. Here’s how it’s done.
Video

The AI factor in talent management: An interview with Catalyte’s Jacob Hsu and Mike Rosenbaum

– Top executives at one innovative software development firm share how they harnessed artificial intelligence to create a more diverse—and... more productive—workforce.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How NBCUniversal is creating ‘pull’ for analytics

– To realize the full potential of data analytics, start with your people and their needs, says Cameron Davies, the company’s... head of corporate decision sciences.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Kai-Fu Lee’s perspectives on two global leaders in artificial intelligence: China and the United States

– Kai-Fu Lee shares his perspectives on developing and adopting artificial intelligence in China and the United States with McKinsey... Global Institute partner Michael Chui.

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

Article

Artificial-intelligence hardware: New opportunities for semiconductor companies

– Artificial intelligence is opening the best opportunities for semiconductor companies in decades. How can they capture this value?
Article

Advanced analytics in asset management: Beyond the buzz

– Leading firms are applying advanced analytics across the full asset-management value chain—with real-world results.
Article

The building blocks telcos need to create their digital-and-analytics DNA

– Telcos need to rewire themselves to work in agile ways and make data-driven decisions to keep up with customers’ increasing... demands for simple digital experiences, among other challenges.
Article

Boosting mall revenues through advanced analytics

– When a mall operator uses advanced analytics to select tenants, optimize mall layout, and determine rents, its revenues can rise... by 20 percent.
Article

Powerful pricing: The next frontier in apparel and fashion advanced analytics

– Leading apparel retailers are embracing advanced analytics and blending intuition with science to price smarter.

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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A new housing ecosystem: $3.8 trillion under one roof

– Digital platforms open new opportunities for connecting, integrating, and reimagining a traditional sector. Zeroing in on specific... segments and pain points shows how.
Article

Fusing data and design to supercharge innovation—in products and processes

– While many organizations are investing in data and design capabilities, only those that tightly weave these disciplines together... will unlock their full benefits.
Podcast

The future of manufacturing

– In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey... senior partner Katy George and partner Enno de Boer about the future of manufacturing—think digital and advanced analytics, not robots.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The tougher competitors in emerging markets

– Companies in developing economies are becoming battle hardened as they vie for growth and plug into advanced technologies. Wealth... is piling up in areas of economic vitality.
Article

Supercharging retail sales through geospatial analytics

– A retailer can now use geospatial analytics to understand the interactions between its online and offline channels. With these... insights, it can create a higher-performing retail network.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Thomas L. Friedman: Lifting people back into the middle class

– James Manyika and the New York Times foreign affairs columnist discuss what it will take to restore high-wage jobs in... the face of technological disruption.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Thomas L. Friedman: Technology moves in steps

– From flat, to fast, to deep, technology is advancing in stages and changing our world. The New York Times columnist forecasts... what’s next in conversation with James Manyika.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Thomas L. Friedman: The three climate changes

– The New York Times foreign affairs columnist tells James Manyika why he thinks the environment, globalization, and technology... are transforming our world.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Thomas L. Friedman: Why I’m optimistic

– There’s reason to be hopeful about our future. The New York Times columnist explains why in a conversation with... James Manyika.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The trends transforming mobility’s future

– Mobility as we know it is about to change. A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business... and society.
Article

AI in production: A game changer for manufacturers with heavy assets

– Companies with heavy assets are improving throughput, energy consumption, and profit per hour with customized AI solutions.
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