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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Ideas Made to Matter Manufacturing

Industrial sector amped for digital transformation

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Manufacturers are remaking their business propositions, aided by AI, machine learning, augmented reality, and the ‘industrial internet of things.’

Jul 17, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Artificial Intelligence

The case for taxing robots — or not

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A debate on whether machines should pay up for replacing human workers.

Jun 14, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Research

The right and wrong kinds of AI

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Can artificial intelligence automate tasks while still increasing the demand for labor? There’s no guarantee.

May 8, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Technology

The unintended consequences of automated vehicles

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Prize-winning research from MIT Sloan warns some locales may be heading for a ‘public transit death spiral’ with the advent of automated vehicles.

Mar 28, 2019
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Ideas Made to Matter Sustainability

'This Old House' goes modern with MIT energy pioneer

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The show's season premiere features David Miller's net-zero home.

Nov 5, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Venture Capital

Here’s what Riot Ventures is investing in — and why

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Steve Marcus looks for big ideas in their earliest stages.

Sep 28, 2018
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Ideas Made to Matter Social Media

How do online bots shift opinions?

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Work underway by an MIT professor puzzles how bots change minds — or swing an election.

Aug 1, 2018
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