Artificial Intelligence

AI is moving from the lab to the workplace, with profound implications for business and society.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Interactive

An executive’s guide to AI

– To stay at the forefront of the accelerating artificial-intelligence race, business executives can study up on the ABCs of AI... using this interactive.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

– Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

– Artificial intelligence is a moving target. Here’s how to take better aim.
Article

Artificial intelligence: The time to act is now

– Artificial intelligence will soon change how we conduct our daily lives. Are companies prepared to capture value from the... oncoming wave of innovation?

From the McKinsey Quarterly

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Where is technology taking the economy?

– We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic... era—a distributive one—where different rules apply.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A CEO action plan for workplace automation

– Senior executives need to understand the tactical as well as strategic opportunities, redesign their organizations, and commit... to helping shape the debate about the future of work.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Four fundamentals of workplace automation

– As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in... the short term.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

An executive’s guide to machine learning

– It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.

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Competing in the AI economy: An interview with MIT’s Andrew McAfee

AI has arrived, but are companies ready for it? According to an MIT scientist, executives are underestimating the speed, scope, and scale of the disruption it will bring.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

How artificial intelligence and data add value to businesses

– Artificial intelligence will transform many companies and create completely new types of businesses. The cofounder of Coursera,... AI Fund, and Landing.AI shares how businesses can benefit.
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Ask the AI experts: What are the applications of AI?

– Automotive, financial services, utilities—in these and many other industries, businesses are already applying artificial intelligence... to core business processes and to innovating products.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.

Global Views on AI

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

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

Smartening up with artificial intelligence

– How AI will transform Germany’s industrial sector.

AI in Practice

Report

How do emerging technologies affect the creative economy?

– Research suggests some ways artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain are reshaping creative work.
Article

AI in storytelling: Machines as cocreators

– Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Digitizing dairy in China

– The CEO of China’s second-largest dairy company describes how data and artificial intelligence are shaking up how he does... business.
Article

Artificial intelligence: Construction technology’s next frontier

– Engineering and construction is behind the curve in implementing artificial intelligence solutions. Based on extensive research,... we survey applications and algorithms to help bridge the technology gap.
Podcast

Artificial intelligence in business: Separating the real from the hype

– The potential for AI to infuse business and value chains across various industries is greater than ever before—but where should... executives start?