Leading in a World Where AI Wields Power of Its Own

Leading in a World Where AI Wields Power of Its Own

New systems can learn autonomously and make complex judgments. Leaders need to understand these “autosapient” agents and how to work with them. Summary. AI has been subtly influencing us for years, but a new generation of vastly more capable technology is now emerging. These systems, the authors write, aren’t just tools. They’re actors that increasingly…

How to Avoid the Ethical Nightmares of Emerging Technology

How to Avoid the Ethical Nightmares of Emerging Technology

A framework for navigating the worst of what AI, quantum computing, and other new technologies could create. Summary: Next-generation technologies are poised to cause society-shaking shifts at unprecedented speed and scale. Generative AI, quantum computing, blockchain, and other technologies present novel ethical problems that “business as usual” just can’t handle. To meet these challenges, leaders…

The CEO Outlook Pulse |CEOs investing in AI strategy but with challenges emerging

The CEO Outlook Pulse |CEOs investing in AI strategy but with challenges emerging

CEOs globally recognize the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), but most are encountering significant challenges in formulating and operationalizing related strategies. While over two-thirds see the need to act quickly on GenAI, a similar proportion also report being stymied by uncertainty in this space, making it challenging to respond at speed. While the vast majority…

What is synthetic data — and how can it help you competitively?

What is synthetic data — and how can it help you competitively?

Why it Matters: Synthetic data — which resembles real data sets but doesn’t compromise privacy — allows companies to share data and create algorithms more easily. Companies committed to data-based decision-making share common concerns about privacy, data integrity, and a lack of sufficient data. Synthetic data aims to solve those problems by giving software developers…

Why businesses need explainable AI—and how to deliver it

Why businesses need explainable AI—and how to deliver it

As artificial intelligence informs more decisions, companies’ AI systems must be understood by users and those affected by AI use. Actions in two areas can maximize AI’s benefits and minimize risk. Businesses increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (AI) systems to make decisions that can significantly affect individual rights, human safety, and critical business operations. But…

Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business

Generative AI and other foundation models are changing the AI game, taking assistive technology to a new level, reducing application development time, and bringing powerful capabilities to nontechnical users. In the spirit of this article’s topic, we asked ChatGPT—a generative AI language model that can create original content in response to a user prompt—how it would…