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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

– As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

– The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be... those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.
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Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

– Leadership changes are more common and important than ever. But most companies don’t get it right.

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Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

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China’s fast climb up the value chain

– From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.
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The economics of artificial intelligence

– Rotman School of Management professor Ajay Agrawal explains how AI changes the cost of prediction and what this means for business.
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Booming cities, unintended consequences

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Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

– Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations... adapt?
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Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

– An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant... economic potential of advanced AI techniques.
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Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to... recover to 2 percent or more.
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Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained... under different scenarios through 2030.

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