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How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence

To really understand the impact of artificial intelligence in the modern world, it’s best to think beyond the mega-research projects like those that …

5 Business Technology Predictions for 2017

With 2016 moving towards the end, the technology revolution and augmentation in businesses continue to barrel forward with disruptive and emerging …

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here’s How They Do It

vincent tsui FOR HBR<p>Since World War II, the U.S. has been an innovation superpower. In virtually every advanced field, whether it’s information technology, biotechnology, agriculture, or renewable energy, America holds a leading position. Other nations may challenge in one field or another, but no …

Innovation

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Machine-reengineering is a way to automate business processes using machine learning. Although machine-reengineering is new, companies are already seeing striking results with it, particularly in boosts to speed and efficiency. Studying 168 early adopters, we’ve seen speed improvements of two times …

Machine Learning

7 steps to master Machine Learning with python

In this article I am going to give you the 7 steps to success to become a master in machine learning.<p>There are many Python machine learning resources …

With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility

Big data and the “internet of things”—in which everyday objects can send and receive data—promise revolutionary change to management and society. But their success rests on an assumption: that all the data being generated by internet companies and devices scattered across the planet belongs to the …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition

Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible …

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Companies

The evolution of products into intelligent, connected devices—which are increasingly embedded in broader systems—is radically reshaping companies and competition.<p>Smart thermostats control a growing array of home devices, transmitting data about their use back to manufacturers. Intelligent, …

A World Without Work

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?<p><b>1. Youngstown, U.S.A.</b><p>The end of work is still just a futuristic concept for most of the United States, but it is something like a moment in history for …

Future technologies that are transforming our lives within the next five years. Did you know it took fifty years for one in four Americans to adopt electricity and thirty years for the same number of people to use the radio? It then took us eighteen years to ‘accept’ colour television, thirteen years for laptops and […]

Share Email Comments<p>Future technologies that are transforming our lives within the next five years. Did you know it took fifty years for one in four …

Internet of Things

The Smart Products Consumers Do (and Don’t) Want

No one wants an internet-connected wine bottle. Or a “smart” baby diaper, no matter what sort of data it collects. According to new market research, consumers are most interested in the Internet of Things when it helps them save money, or more easily control their other household appliances.<p>What …

Strategic Choices in Building the Smart, Connected Mine

<b>Editor’s note:</b> In their November 2014 HBR article “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition,” Michael Porter and Jim Heppelmann examine the vastly expanded capabilities of smart, connected products, the way these products are reshaping competition and expanding industry …