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An AI bot can be trained to match the lifetime experience of world-class athletes

To help defend their America’s Cup title, Emirates Team New Zealand enlisted the help of McKinsey to build and teach an AI bot to sail using deep reinforcement learning. The bot sped up their boat design process by 10 times.

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Climate risk and response in Asia

– In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective responses for adaptation and mitigation.

Voices on the Future of Asia

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What’s hot in Asia for 2021: McKinsey’s take on the region’s biggest business opportunities

– In our “Two Minutes on 2021” mini-series, eight of McKinsey’s leaders in Asia share their take on what should be top-of-mind for senior business executives.
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Reimagining leadership in Asia’s next normal

– Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke with Oliver Tonby, Chairman of McKinsey Asia, about the changing role of leaders.

Critical thinking

Trade and network flows

How are Asian flows and networks defining the next phase of globalization?

Technology

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

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Article

Out of the shadows: Sustainably improving workplace mental health

– The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting workplace mental health challenges, creating a new imperative for leaders to... take a holistic and methodical approach to workplace mental health.
Podcast

How Asia can prepare for the future of work after COVID-19

– Which trends accelerated and sparked by COVID-19 will change the future of work in Asia? How can businesses and policy makers... respond?
Video

Wellness worldwide: Consumer insights from four countries

– Four McKinsey leaders discuss highlights from our recent global survey on consumers’ behaviors and attitudes toward wellness.
Podcast

A conversation on artificial intelligence and gender bias

– Interaction between humans and machines has opened up new opportunities for fighting bias in the workplace. Here’s how artificial... intelligence can help companies reach gender parity.
Interview

Unleashing developers’ full talents: An interview with Twilio’s CEO

– Jeff Lawson talks about software’s growing digital supply chain, the future of flexible work, and the origins of both his... communications-platform company and his new book, Ask Your Developer.
Podcast

Teaching AI to sail like a world-class sailor and what it means for business

– To help Emirates Team New Zealand defend their America’s Cup title, a new sailor was introduced: a McKinsey-built AI bot... taught using reinforcement learning.
Survey

China’s travel sector is undergoing a nonlinear recovery: What should companies do?

– Our latest survey of Chinese-traveler sentiment indicates there’s no straight path to recovery. We suggest three areas travel... companies can focus on to succeed.
Article

What’s next for Bangladesh’s garment industry, after a decade of growth?

– Pandemic pressure and shifts in global markets have brought stiff challenges to the garment industry in Bangladesh. The sector... will need to innovate, upgrade, and diversify, investing in flexibility, sustainability, worker welfare, and infrastructure.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Democratizing Indonesia’s housing market: An interview with Pahala Mansury

– BTN’s former president director explains how the Indonesian bank is making housing affordable for all during the COVID-19... pandemic.
Article

Reimagining tourism: How Vietnam can accelerate travel recovery

– While domestic travel has kept the Vietnamese travel sector afloat, the industry needs to reinvent itself until international... tourism resumes.
Article

Why 2021 will define the next decade for Australian companies

– Companies face increased threats and opportunities from disruption, but a return to business as usual won’t be sufficient... to generate outperformance. Now is the time to take ambitious action.
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What is the Future of Asia?

For years, Western observers have talked about Asia’s massive future potential. But the future arrived even faster than expected. The question is no longer how quickly Asia will rise; it is how Asia will lead. Future of Asia is the leading voice on what leaders need to know about doing business in the Asian Century.