Artificial Intelligence

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.
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.
Interactive

An executive’s guide to AI

– To stay at the forefront of the accelerating artificial-intelligence race, business executives can study up on the ABCs of AI... using this interactive.
Article

Artificial intelligence: The time to act is now

– Artificial intelligence will soon change how we conduct our daily lives. Are companies prepared to capture value from the... oncoming wave of innovation?
Report

The rise of the machines: How Chinese executives think about developments in artificial intelligence

– Our survey finds that despite the promise artificial intelligence holds, Chinese companies in traditional industries are struggling... with how to invest in the technology.
MGI page

Artificial intelligence: The next digital frontier

MGI’s latest research on the future of work picked up from the earlier work on automation.
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.
MGI page

Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

China has become one of the leading global hubs for AI, with the country’s biggest tech companies making significant R&D investments.

Cybersecurity

Article

Six ways CEOs can promote cybersecurity in the IoT age

– Billions of devices are being brought online as the Internet of Things develops, creating new vulnerabilities. Here’s how... leaders can regain control.
Article

Hit or myth? Understanding the true costs and impact of cybersecurity programs

– Cybersecurity is a critical but often misunderstood aspect of companies’ technology infrastructures. Here’s how business... and technology leaders can ensure that important corporate assets remain safe.
Article

Shifting gears in cybersecurity for connected cars

– To secure products across the supply chain, the automotive sector must develop new ways to collaborate.
Article

Protecting your critical digital assets: Not all systems and data are created equal

– Top management must lead an enterprise-wide effort to find and protect critically important data, software, and systems as part... of an integrated strategy to achieve digital resilience.
Book Excerpt - McKinsey Quarterly

Repelling the cyberattackers

– Organizations must build digital resilience to protect their most valuable information assets.

Workforce of the Future

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

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?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

– The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology,... and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.
MGI page

A future that works: Automation employment and productivity

In this report, part of MGI’s ongoing research into the future of work, we analyzed the automation potential of the global economy,... the factors that will determine the pace and extent of workplace adoption, and the economic impact associated with its potential.

Emerging Technologies

Article

Advice from Silicon Valley: How tech-sector practices can promote innovation in government

– Public-sector leaders recently met with leaders from the region’s most innovative companies to learn about their culture... of innovation firsthand. Here’s what they heard.
Article

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

– Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Article

Commercial drones are here: The future of unmanned aerial systems

– Investment in unmanned aerial systems is soaring, but challenges remain. Here’s what stakeholders need to know about the... evolving landscape.
Interview

Perspectives on the future of space exploration

– Five leaders from industry, academia, and business outline the realities of sending new technologies, research methodologies,... and business models into orbit.

Digital Transformation

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s digital economy: A leading global force

– China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier... in coming decades.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

– While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is... realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.

Organizational Agility

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Untangling your organization’s decision making

– Any organization can improve the speed and quality of its decisions by paying more attention to what it’s deciding.
Article

How the public sector can remain agile beyond times of crisis

– Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing... needs during challenges—and beyond.
Book Excerpt

Agility in US national security

– Even the world’s largest bureaucracy can learn to dance. This excerpt from a new book published by Aspen Strategy Group... suggests how.

Global Trade

Report

The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.