Ideas Made to Matter Research

2 from MIT Sloan make Thinkers50 Radar list

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Researchers explore working with intelligent machines and what happens when culture meets globalization.

Feb 3, 2021
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella preps for work of the future

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about artificial intelligence, how technology can democratize expertise, and the perils of remote work in an attention economy.

Nov 24, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

The case for an 'automation tax'

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Some automation displaces workers and lowers wages. A new report argues that taxing the right technologies could help remedy this.

Oct 28, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Robots

Measuring the actual impact of robots on jobs

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Industrial robots do reduce jobs and wages — especially for workers in the automotive industry and certain parts of the country.

Jul 29, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Supply Chain

5 technologies remaking the supply chain

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Artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, 3D printing, and the internet of things are set to supercharge supply chains.

Feb 14, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

5G, explained

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The next-gen cellular network’s high speeds and low latency will usher in AR/VR, the “internet of things,” and more. Here’s what to expect — and when.

Feb 13, 2020
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

3 ways to reexamine the future digital workforce

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The dean of MIT’s new college of computing on the question of jobs and automation.

Dec 30, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

The lure of 'so-so technology,' and how to avoid it

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Companies are investing in technology that replaces workers but brings little improvement to productivity. Here’s how to break the cycle.

Oct 31, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Labor

A business checklist for work of the future

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A new MIT report says business has a role to play in determining what quality work will look like in a world remade by AI and robotics.

Sep 23, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

What business leaders need to know about AI

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An MIT Sloan professor dispels three common misconceptions about the future of artificial intelligence.

Sep 16, 2019
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