Artificial Intelligence

AI is moving from the lab to the workplace, with profound implications for business and society.
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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.
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Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence

– The added risk brought on by the complexity of machine-learning models can be mitigated by making well-targeted modifications... to existing validation frameworks.
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.
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.
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AI adoption advances, but foundational barriers remain

– Survey respondents report the rapid adoption of AI and expect only a minimal effect on head count. Yet few companies have in place... the foundational building blocks that enable AI to generate value at scale.

From the McKinsey Quarterly

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Artificial intelligence: Why a digital base is critical

– Early AI adopters are starting to shift industry profit pools. Companies need strong digital capabilities to compete.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Real-world AI

– Unsure where or how AI applies to your company? McKinsey Global Institute found over 400 real-life examples where AI can improve... longstanding business challenges.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence

– Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work... to understand what AI can and cannot do.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

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.

From the McKinsey Global Institute: Notes from the AI frontier

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Tackling Europe’s gap in digital and AI

– Europe’s average digital gap with the world’s leaders is now being compounded by an emerging gap in artificial intelligence.
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.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies,... and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

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.

featured videos

Competing in the AI economy: An interview with MIT’s Andrew McAfee

AI has arrived, but are companies ready for it? According to an MIT scientist, executives are underestimating the speed, scope, and scale of the disruption it will bring.
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Thomas L. Friedman and James Manyika: The world’s gone from flat, to fast, to deep

– The New York Times columnist reflects on how technology is changing our world in a conversation with James Manyika.
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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.
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How artificial intelligence and data add value to businesses

– Artificial intelligence will transform many companies and create completely new types of businesses. The cofounder of Coursera,... AI Fund, and Landing.AI shares how businesses can benefit.

Global Views on AI

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AI looks North: Bridging Canada’s corporate artificial intelligence gap

– For Canadian industries to capture the enormous benefits that artificial intelligence offers, Canadian executives must make dramatic... shifts in their mindsets, strategies, and execution plans.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

– The country is becoming a hub for global AI development. Five priorities can help China harness AI for productivity growth and... prepare for the societal shifts it may unleash.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.

AI in Practice

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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?
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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.
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When governments turn to AI: Algorithms, trade-offs, and trust

– Artificial intelligence can help government agencies solve complex public-sector problems. For those that are new at it, here... are five factors that can affect the benefits and risks.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

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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Building smarter cars with smarter factories: How AI will change the auto business

– From driverless cars to robots on the factory floor, AI is transforming the automotive industry. Here are the steps smart companies... are taking to seize the opportunities it offers.