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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.

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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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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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.
Survey - McKinsey Global Institute

Advanced social technologies and the future of collaboration

– The next generation of social technologies is beginning to transform the way people communicate and work with each other, according... to a new survey.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Stimulating digital adoption in Germany

– Germany needs to do more to harness the potential of new digital and automation technologies to make the most of its strong competitive... position, as the world moves further into the digital age.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

– Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning... to reap a range of benefits.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

A new emphasis on gainful employment in India

– As India’s labor market shifts, it is time to focus on improved quality of work and the income derived from it, not simply... the number of jobs being lost or created.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can... help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is... needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

What’s now and next in analytics, AI, and automation

– Innovations in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, and automation are creating performance and productivity opportunities... for business and the economy, even as they reshape employment and the future of work.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

– The country is becoming a hub for global AI development. Five priorities can help China harness AI for productivity growth and... prepare for the societal shifts it may unleash.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s role in the next phase of globalization

– The country could exert leadership in seeking to preserve globalization’s benefits while addressing its downsides.
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