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November 24, 2020

AI puts Moderna within striking distance of beating COVID-19

Pharma company, Moderna, has harnessed the power of digitization and artificial intelligence to push the boundaries of science, as well as their position in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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September 17, 2018

The hidden benefits of giving back to open source software

Companies that contribute to (and use) open source software can gain a competitive advantage—even though they may be helping their competitors in the short run. The reason? Contributing to crowdsourced “public goods” that benefit other firms or industries can enable companies to gain valuable insights and compete more effectively in the long term. Call it the “Linux effect.”

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December 21, 2017

The truth about blockchain

Despite its centrality to the functioning of society, the technology that governs contracts, transactions, and record keeping has not kept up with the digital transformation of the economy. Blockchain, however, has the potential to change all that – that is, if it can overcome multiple barriers to adoption. In this article for HBR, DI professors Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani share what it would really take for blockchain to become the revolutionary technology everyone hopes it will be.

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May 24, 2021

Mike Luca on the role experiments play in addressing discrimination

In this episode, we speak with Harvard Business School Professor Mike Luca about the role of platform design choices in reinforcing discrimination, how data experiments offer insights for managers, and what the future could hold if organizations continue to pay attention to these issues.

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March 12, 2020

New rules in the age of AI

Harvard Business School Professor Karim R. Lakhani shares opportunities for transformation in today's digital world.

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December 2, 2019

Competing in an AI-driven world

No longer just “cool tech” or an innovative way of doing business, artificial intelligence (AI) has shifted from a novelty to a necessity. In their upcoming book Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World, Harvard Business School professors Marco Iansiti and Karim Lakhani illustrate how the […]

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