12 must-reads for 12 months of gen AI breakthroughs

This month marks a year since OpenAI released ChatGPT into the market, taking AI from a futuristic concept, for many, to a daily reality. Today, thousands of companies across industries and geographies are using gen AI to radically transform business activities and create value—our latest research estimates that gen AI could add up to $4.4 trillion annually to the global economy, write McKinsey’s Michael Chui, Eric Hazan, Roger Roberts, Alex Singla, Kate Smaje, Alex Sukharevsky, Lareina Yee, and Rodney Zemmel. On the first birthday of the fastest-growing app in history, check out these 12 must-reads on gen AI to understand the technology’s developments over the past year and what may lie ahead.

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Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

Gen AI in high gear: Mercedes-Benz leverages the power of ChatGPT

The economic potential of generative AI: The next productivity frontier

Companies with innovative cultures have a big edge with generative AI

Generative AI and the future of work in America

Tackling healthcare’s biggest burdens with generative AI

Exploring opportunities in the generative AI value chain

Technology’s generational moment with generative AI: A CIO and CTO guide

What’s the future of generative AI? An early view in 15 charts