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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.

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How can we make labor shifts work for people?

– Technological shifts have fundamentally changed labor markets. What governments and companies do to manage those shifts will be... crucial in allowing workers to thrive.

Deep learning’s origins and pioneers

– The concept of deep learning has been around since the 1950s. Take a brief look at how it evolved from concept to actuality and... the key people who made it happen.

How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?

– Zoë Baird and Tim O’Reilly share their perspectives on the disruptive impact that automation and artificial intelligence... will have on society, and their advice for what we need to do today to smooth the transition.

Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics

– This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques... for 19 industries and nine business functions.

Retraining and reskilling to ease the strain of automation

– Economist Michael Spence talks about the role the public and private sectors need to play in helping people prepare for changes... in the workforce.

How will automation affect jobs, skills, and wages?

– As the nature of work changes with automation, millions of people may need to switch occupations and acquire new skills.

What will automation mean for wages and income inequality?

– In this podcast, we examine how technology has affected employment and incomes in manufacturing and other sectors and whether... automation could widen the gap between high- and low-income jobs.

How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

– New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work... that is more fulfilling.

What can history teach us about technology and jobs?

– We can learn from past shifts in employment to improve the future of work.

How will automation affect economies around the world?

– All countries will feel the impact of automation, but at different speeds and in different ways. In this podcast, McKinsey... Global Institute looks at its likely impact in China, Europe, and India.

Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation

– Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority... that companies, not governments, must lead on.