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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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.