Ideas Made to Matter Research

MIT Sloan researchers named to Thinkers50 shortlist

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2021 Thinkers50 award nominees include MIT Sloan professors and alumni studying social media, intelligent machines, and digital body language.

Sep 1, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

The AI road not taken

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Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to trigger a loss of jobs and privacy, writes MIT economist Daron Acemoglu. But only if we modify our approach.

Aug 31, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Accounting

3 hidden forces driving the M&A market

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In mergers and acquisitions, it takes more than low interest rates and a healthy stock market to get a deal done. New research pinpoints three unapparent behaviors.

Aug 30, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

Why liquid data is the new liquid gold

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Companies like Fidelity Investments are creating data assets that are integrated, easily consumable, and ready to be monetized.

Aug 25, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Robots

How smaller firms can integrate collaborative robots

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Integrating robots into a manufacturing system is often prohibitively expensive. A new approach could change that.

Aug 24, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Productivity

How to find and fix hidden factories

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An ever-growing list of workarounds is weighing on your productivity and profits. Time to get your systems in order.

Aug 23, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

3 ways to build a data-driven culture in your organization

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Chief data officers share advice on how to connect data to organizational culture and develop data professionals who speak the language of business.

Aug 19, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

How Moderna, Home Depot, and others are succeeding with AI

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The “Me, Myself, and AI” podcast examines the creative ways companies use artificial intelligence, like making faster methods for vaccine experiments.

Aug 18, 2021
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This social change agent wants you to ‘fail better’

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Kara Penn, MBA ’07, applies insights from ‘smart mistakes’ to her organizational work at Mission Spark, Hustle Fund, and The Listening Challenge.

Aug 17, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Data

6 steps for leading successful data science teams

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To support data science teams, start by pointing them toward the right problem.

Aug 16, 2021
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