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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the factories of the future

After a decade of flat productivity, the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is expected to create up to $3.7 trillion in value to …

AI in the Factory of the Future

<b>Focus |</b> Tomorrow’s end-to-end manufacturing AI will think alongside—and sometimes ahead of—human coworkers. But ambitions for the technology far …

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

Agile leadership and AI both depend on learning to let go.<p><b>Consider this real-life scene:</b> Reflecting on the difficult moments of his week, the new CEO …

Artificial Intelligence

Comment on The Motivating Power of a Massive Transformative Purpose by Tom Riley

Buy-InThe human brain my be understood as a large number of modules. One of these is Buy-in. It is the one that gets and keeps us going on large …

How to Make an Exponential Business Model to 10X Growth

Leaders often encourage their teams to think big and be more disruptive—but to follow through, people need new tools. We believe that learning how to …

User Generated Content

How to Create an Exponential Mindset

Digital business models are a bit of a misnomer. It’s not digital technology that defines them; it’s their ability to create exponential value. The music and video industries, for example, weren’t redefined by converting analog to digital formats. Just ask Sony about Minidisc players and Netflix …

If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?

Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success.<p>And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked …

Brain-based circuitry just made artificial intelligence a whole lot faster

We take the vast computing power of our brains for granted. But scientists are still trying to get computers to the brain’s level.<p>This is how we …

Automate This: Building the Perfect 21st-Century Worker

Takeaways<p>Based on our review of skill shortages, growth trends, and labor market demands, Third Way has identified the four skillsets that will make …

Pew Research Center

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.<p><b>Automation and artificial</b> …

Automation

Robots Will Be Able to Feel Touch With This Artificial Nerve

When the disembodied cockroach leg twitched, Yeongin Kim knew he had finally made it.A graduate student at Stanford, Kim had been working with an …

Why AI Will Create Jobs

Photograph by Derek Meijer / Alamy<p>A growing number of people are worried that robots — and other machines with artificial intelligence — will …

Customers

Aggravating Algorithms And The Backlash Against Big Tech

Investigating perceptions in a poorly understood area<p>You’ll have noticed there is something of a backlash against the tech giants these days. In the …

Machine Learning

Could A.I. redistribute wealth for us?

Wealth inequality is one of the great moral issues of our time. In an era when the world has more money than ever before, billions still live on less …

Artificial Intelligence

Self-Aware Robots

What really happens to human systems--machines, processes, and businesses--when smart machines enter the picture?

A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0

Major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity right now, are transforming the energy and manufacturing industries. Robotics, 3D …

Application leaders and business executives haven’t traditionally spent much time contemplating how work will change in years to come. That’s largely …

How Vital Companies Think, Act, and Thrive

The BCG Henderson Institute is The Boston Consulting Group’s internal think tank, dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from …

Walmart has patented autonomous robot bees

Walmart has just filed a patent for autonomous, robot bees. Yes, that Walmart — and no, you didn’t slip into another, stranger dimension. The …

This is how new technologies could improve education forever

In this era of machine meritocracy, the traditional systems of learning and education must be changed to match the reality of a future dominated by …

5 ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution could end water insecurity

The global water and sanitation crisis is not a new story. Each World Water Day we review the sobering statistics with which we are becoming all too …

Why Slowing Down Can Actually Help Us Achieve More

Leah Weiss believes that when we pay attention to how we do our work—our thoughts and feelings about what we do and why we do it—we can tap into a …

IBM launches a cheaper platform for start-ups to build blockchain projects

IBM has unveiled a new blockchain product that lets start-ups and developers build their own distributed ledger projects.<p>The service is a cheaper …

IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

The miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it’s …

Should You Care Who Owns Your Identity?

We all need to pay closer attention to who knows what about us<p>With identity now defined as much by your online purchasing habits as the documents in …

Nano Coin: Is Block Lattice Better Than Blockchain?

Nano (formerly RaiBlocks) is a digital cryptocurrency that runs the directed acyclic graph algorithm. Nano aims at providing a platform that offers …

The Wild New Materials of the Future Will Be Discovered With AI

How materials for computer chips, solar panels, and batteries are developed looks to be in the early stages of a radical change. The same goes for …

Machine Learning

Powerful New Algorithm Is a Big Step Towards Whole-Brain Simulation

The renowned physicist Dr. Richard Feynman once said: “What I cannot create, I do not understand. Know how to solve every problem that has been …

Howard Yu Disrupts Disruptive Innovation

IMD Switzerland professor Howard Yu talks to s+b about the state of disruptive innovation in this Young Profs interview. The pace of technological …

Everyone Is Talking About AI—But Do They Mean the Same Thing?

In 2017, artificial intelligence attracted $12 billion of VC investment. We are only beginning to discover the usefulness of AI applications. Amazon …