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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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What is the future of work?

– A new podcast series from the McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence... are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills we need to work.
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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
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Creating meaningful work and driving business success amid technological disruption

– What sort of workplace should we expect in future? And how can we shape it to produce more satisfying jobs and more healthy and... successful companies?
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
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10 imperatives for Europe in the age of AI and automation

– Europe, while making progress, is behind the US and China in capturing the opportunities of artificial intelligence and automation.
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What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.
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Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
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The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.
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Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.
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Fostering dignity through work

– Business can’t only be about driving shareholder value, says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. A company also has to be able to create... dignity through work to support its employees.
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The evolution of employment and skills in the age of AI

– As artificial intelligence alters work done in all manner of industries, companies and governments can help workers transition... by supporting incomes and facilitating skills training.
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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.
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The digital future of work: Is the 9-to-5 job going the way of the dinosaur?

– Independent work is on the rise, thanks in part to new digital platforms that allow people to find work and offer their skills.... What will this do to traditional work routines?
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The digital future of work: Policy implications of automation

– The adoption of new technology and new work practices poses particular challenges to both business and policy makers. What are... the key priorities they should look to address?
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The digital future of work: What skills will be needed?

– Robots have long carried out routine physical activities, but increasingly machines can also take on more sophisticated tasks.... Experts provide advice on the skills people will need going forward.
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The digital future of work: What will automation change?

– Rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are making inroads in the workplace, with machines carrying out physical... and cognitive activities. What will this mean for employment?

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