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Can big data save the world?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 8 days ago

Can big data save the world?

Cape Town is moving towards Day Zero of its water supplies. Millions of displaced refugees are facing dire emergencies in camps and along migratory routes. And every day thousands of people are suffering gross inequities at the hands of the U.S. criminal justice system. Here's how big data is helping to prevent future water shortages, coordinate life saving response, and yield much-needed criminal justice policy changes.

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Falsehoods triumph on Twitter: Groundbreaking MIT study proves that fake news wins

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 13 days ago

Groundbreaking MIT study on false news

Fake news, rumors, propaganda—the scourge of deliberate misinformation is a hot topic these days, as is the role social media plays in the rapid dissemination of these falsehoods. Sinan Aral, co-lead of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, reveals the truth about false news based on the largest-ever longitudinal study of the spread of false news online, published in Science on March 8, 2018.

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A participant's perspective on AI's role in business

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months ago

Abdul Dremali

I recently participated in the self-paced, online program, Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy. As I wrap up my coursework at MIT Sloan Executive Education (for now), I’ve taken some time to reflect on my learnings including the many vigorous discussions with my classmates and instructors regarding the role of emerging technologies in business—and the role of business in technology. The main takeaway? You may think you’ve seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing yet, and that should make you excited.

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Obama to speak next month at the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 4 days ago

Ben Shields' Analytics Management program at MIT Sloan Executive Education

What does the sports revolution mean for businesses in other industries? Everything. "Championship organizations" are using analytics to inform and shape their overall strategy, make wise investments in technology, and more. Learn more about the upcoming Sports Analytics Conference as well as how analytics can help your organization get more wins in 2018.

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Can AI startups compete with Google?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 6 days ago

Can AI startups compete with Google?

The extraordinary AI boom is being spurred by tech giants like Google that seem to be making headlines daily with their record-breaking AI research studies. But what does this mean for the larger tech ecosystem, in particular the smaller start-ups that we count on to occasionally upend the behemoths? Without the same kind of access to enormous data sets, what’s a startup in the AI space to do?

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Digital transformation requires digitization—and a whole lot more

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 9 days ago

Digitization is required for digital transformation

Companies engaged in digital transformation understand that what made them successful in the past won’t help them succeed in a digital economy. A digital transformation involves rethinking the company’s value proposition, not just its operations. This means innovating to deliver enhanced products, services, and customer engagement. Of course, digital transformation has many obstacles, the biggest which, according to Jeanne Ross, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), is the need to be digitized.

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Will the Bitcoin bubble burst?

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 23 days ago

Will the bitcoin bubble burst?

In case you missed it, Bitcoin has gone bonkers. Last week the cryptocurrency smashed through $11,000 per coin—up $1,000 in 24 hours and up more than 900% since the start of 2017. To put this in perspective, in 2013, one bitcoin was worth $12. As of this post, it’s worth more than $10,000. It’s market valuation is currently greater than that of BP oil. But what does this all mean? Is Bitcoin a new asset class worthy of investment, or is the current boom a speculative phenomenon on the brink of bust?

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Digital is not the answer—transformation is.

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 29 days ago

MIT's George Westerman on Digital Transformation

In the business world, everyone is talking about digital transformation—from AI to robots to the Internet of Things. But according to George Westerman, most people are missing the point. Technology doesn’t provide value to a business. Instead, “technology’s value comes from doing business differently because technology makes it possible,” Westerman writes in his recent MIT Sloan Management Review article, “Your Company Doesn’t Need a Digital Strategy.”

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