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How to Get Employees to Stop Worrying and Love AI

David Maister was angry. He had been surprised and annoyed to learn that his company had set up a new AI-based marketing system that was doing most of what he thought was his job as digital marketing manager at Global Consumer Brands: deciding what ads to place where, for which customer segments, …

Profit

Our top 10 insights of 2017

December 22, 2017 – Drum roll, please. Every year we publish hundreds articles, reports, blog posts and podcasts based on McKinsey research. So our …

Innovation

Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains

(<i>This essay is long. If it would be easier for you to read a pdf — though one without images and video links for now — </i><i>you can down load it …

GM’s advanced tech chief talks gamification and self-driving cars

General Motors is the second-largest car maker in the world, and it’s been in business for 107 years. The company has relied on new technology for much of that time, but it hasn’t always looked like a technological leader as it’s been slow to adapt to such advances as hybrid electric vehicles and …

Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.<p>An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the …

Uber drivers go to war against self-driving cars

While Uber Technologies Inc. sees the launch of its self-driving car program as a step forward in transportation, its drivers are not so sure.<p>Uber …

New York City

The Auto Industry's Real Challenge

As automakers pour millions into winning the autonomous vehicle race, they run the risk of ignoring the more imminent threats that could sink them …

Uber’s self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh goes live

Self-driving Volvo XC90 cars have entered into Uber’s taxi fleet, marking the first public ride-hailing test in the United States. The cars will be available to select customers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who will be able to ride in the cars for free.<p>Uber has been testing cars in Pittsburgh for …

General Motors

This Self-Driving Car Smiles At Pedestrians To Let Them Know It’s Safe To Cross

Even when algorithms are driving our cars, we still need to find a way to recreate the subtle interactions that keep us safe on the streets.<p>When you’re standing on a street corner waiting to cross, you probably try to make eye contact with the driver of the car in your path. That way, you and the …

Businesses Move Forward With Self-Driving Cars, While Lawmakers Remain Parked (Watch) - Small Business Trends

article<p>Companies like Google and Tesla are moving forward with developing autonomous vehicles. But they …

532: Teaching Creativity To Leaders

Samsung hones in on self-driving chip business

South Korean mobile giant Samsung now has an entire division working day in, day out on chips for self-driving cars, in an effort to push aside competitors and become the go-to supplier in this booming market.<p>The team is mainly researchers from Samsung’s semiconductor and sensor division, according …

Autonomous Cars

Concorrente da Uber planeia transportar clientes em carros autónomos

A Lyft estará a fechar um acordo com a GM para testar um sistema de condução autónoma e quer envolver utilizadores reais na experiência, que ainda …

How to Predict Innovation Success: Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

Recently, Kalypso and the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched the Innovation Index™, a first of its kind, forward-looking, …

Why Don't Young Americans Buy Cars?

<i>Auto makers are worried about the Millennials. They just don't seem to care about owning a car. Is this a generational shift, or just a lousy economy at work?</i><p><i>Reuters</i><p>Kids these days. They don't get married. They don't buy homes. And, much to the dismay of the world's auto makers, they apparently …

Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail (SSIR)

Every year, hundreds of new innovation books are published with well-meaning and intriguing recommendations for managers and organizations. They tout …