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August 8, 2023

Unlocking Personal Devices for AI – Exploring Hybrid AI

The following insights are derived from a recent Assembly Talk featuring Sushant Tripathy, Research Scientist in Machine Learning at Google. Hybrid AI has gained traction in recent years due to the increasing computational demands of advanced machine learning models. This article delves into the concept of hybrid AI, discussing its potential opportunities and limitations. The information […]

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July 17, 2023

How Can We Counteract Generative AI’s Hallucinations?

Harvard Business School Professor and Chair of the D^3 (Digital, Data, Design) Institute at Harvard—Karim Lakhani—shares expertise on why ChatGPT and Generative AI tools hallucinate, as well as how to prompt these tools to do better. Since ChatGPT does not have a built-in fact-checking mechanism for its responses based upon data patterns, it can “hallucinate” […]

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June 30, 2023

Is AI Racist?

AI itself is not inherently racist since it is merely a tool. However, depending on the data and rules it is trained on—both created by humans—it can be used in a racist manner.

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September 29, 2023

HBR: Eliminating Algorithmic Bias Is Just the Beginning of Equitable AI

When it comes to artificial intelligence and inequality, algorithmic bias rightly receives a lot of attention. But it’s just one way that AI can lead to inequitable outcomes. To truly create equitable AI, we need to consider three forces through which it might make society more or less equal: technological forces, supply-side forces, and demand-side […]

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September 21, 2023

Navigating the Jagged Technological Frontier

In collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), new research from Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard chair and co-founder Karim Lakhani and others explores field experimental evidence of the effects of AI on knowledge worker productivity and quality. It involved evaluating the performance of 758 consultants, which make up 7% of the individual contributor workforce […]

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August 16, 2023

HBR: Reskilling in the Age of AI

In the coming decades, as the pace of technological change continues to increase, millions of workers may need to be not just upskilled but reskilled—a profoundly complex societal challenge that will sometimes require workers to both acquire new skills and change occupations entirely. Companies have a critical role to play in addressing this challenge, but to […]

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