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While the positive news about Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine trials is understandably exciting, the story behind their success offers organizations in every sector a dramatic opportunity to take a giant leap forward in their own industries. Among the key players quietly helping Moderna drive efficiencies at a previously unthinkable scale are Harvard Business School Professors and…

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In response to the world’s social justice awakening, many organizations are moving from talking about diversity, equity and inclusion to putting initiatives into action. Meeting planners are seeking out authoritative Black perspectives, accomplished Black professionals are being appointed to leadership positions, and companies are actively working to root out conscious or unconscious biases in product…

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How can organizations successfully compete against the digital giants? Adopt an AI-first operating model to unlock unlimited growth says Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor and digital transformation pioneer Marco Iansiti. Co-author of the critically-acclaimed book “Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World” (January 2020), Iansiti helps leaders…

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This is a catalytic moment in the evolution of health care. Driven by necessity during the pandemic, the industry has changed more in the past year than at any other time in modern history. COVID-19 hastened the arrival of the future of medicine, creating a powerful opportunity to rethink and redefine how health care works….

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Data is the gold of the 21st century and Tom Davenport – the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College with affiliations at MIT and Oxford – is a master at helping companies mine it and leverage it. Named among the top three business/technology analysts in the world, the 100 most influential people in…

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How and why are some industry newcomers able to displace well-established giants in record time? According to Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School professor and expert on AI-driven operating models, the answer lies in digital transformation. His latest case study, which documented the development of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, offers dramatic proof that an AI-centered model offers organizations a powerful…

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Today’s business leaders are trying to adapt to rapid changes in technology, society and the workplace, particularly since the pandemic took hold. Harvard Business School professor and New York Times bestselling author Debora Spar is helping them navigate successfully and prepare for what’s coming – both domestically and abroad. With research at the intersection of business, technology…

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Our lives are now ruled by digital devices, screens and cameras that follow us through stores, streets and even our homes. That’s no secret. What may be less apparent, however, is how technology erodes our human capacity to feel emotions and empathize, and how that harms our relationships – with others, ourselves and the world around us….

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What does it take to make a hedge fund a runaway success? Few people can answer that question as knowledgeably as Christina Qi, who launched Domeyard, LP, from her college dorm in 2012 with $1,000 of seed money. The company now trades up to a billion dollars per day, relying on Qi’s expertise in financial literacy, artificial intelligence…

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We have long known that artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve business productivity and customer experience. But in marveling at the magic of AI in specific roles, have we neglected the impact on society? Recently, concerns over data privacy, biased algorithms and an increasingly impersonal, dehumanized digital future have come to the fore…

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As Uber seeks to resume testing self-driving cars on the road seven months after one of its prototypes killed a pedestrian, debate and discussion will likely turn to whether the technology is trustworthy. Joining Uber in trialing autonomous vehicles are fellow Silicon Valley tech companies Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Tesla and Waymo, as well as traditional automakers…

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In the very near future, robots will be able to fully perform key tasks and jobs ranging from educating children to caring for the sick. In order for them to be truly helpful to humans, they must understand us, our emotions, our many differences and our unpredictability. Dr. Ayanna Howard, a renowned roboticist, AI expert and professor at…

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Debates over artificial intelligence (AI) tend to focus on what the technology can do – what jobs it will perform better than humans, and what industries it will transform. Iyad Rahwan, MIT Media Lab professor, renowned AI developer and highly-regarded computer scientist, focuses his research on the kinds of tasks at which AI will excel or need to…

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How do we solve the world’s problems? Rana el Kaliouby, inventor, artificial intelligence expert, and co-host of PBS’ new series “NOVA Wonders” argues that the most pressing global issues increasingly require technological solutions. “The way to solve problems in the world is to become scientists and technologists, build things that have never been built before and…

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The robot revolution is upon us, and it will transform our lives, businesses, and jobs for the better. At a time when technologists are digging ever deeper into the blossoming territory of robotics and artificial intelligence, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Professor Ayanna Howard, Ph.D., insists that with the right programming, robots and humanity can productively work…

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Technology is constantly evolving, shifting the ways of the world. Future forecasts have the power to educate business leaders and everyday people to make data-driven decisions and stay ahead of the curve. Minds Worth Meeting converses with futurist, best-selling author and NYU Stern Professor Amy Webb, who discusses future trends and how technological change, such as…