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McKinsey on Government, Number 5

Perspectives: Adopting AI, automation, and advanced analytics in governments

This issue focuses on how governments can tackle long-standing problems and achieve breakthrough innovations leveraging next-generation solutions—such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation—in pragmatic and risk-conscious ways. The five articles in this compendium present deep insights and practical approaches grounded in practical, hands-on experience.

Articles in this issue

Article

How governments can harness the power of automation at scale

– Process automation and technologies based on artificial intelligence can bring benefits across numerous functions of government.
Article

Cracking down on government fraud with data analytics

– New data tools are giving government agencies the upper hand in taming fraud, waste, and abuse. Lessons from scaled approaches show how to capture the hundreds of billions of dollars at stake.
Podcast

Defense of the cyberrealm: How organizations can thwart cyberattacks

– Governments and companies have much work to do to protect people, institutions, and even entire cities and countries from potentially devastating large-scale cyberattacks.
Podcast

AI Ethics in today’s world

– Executives and companies can enjoy the benefits of artificial intelligence while also being aware of potential drawbacks and taking careful steps to mitigate their effects.