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Insight: Integrating Generative AI Within Organizational Systems Comes With Challenges. Here Is Why Businesses Should Still Invest In This Space, Now More Than Ever

Following the abrupt uptick of generative AI innovation in the past couple of years, organizations have ramped up research and development efforts to meaningfully explore the value of integrating generative AI into organizational systems, with a particular interest in achieving operational hyper-efficiency. This effort requires a deep understanding of the steps towards operationalizing generative AI—from development to adoption to deployment—involving benefits and risks that must be carefully considered to augment performance and financial gains. 

Scientific Talent Leaks Out of Funding Gaps

In the recent paper “Scientific Talent Leaks Out of Funding Gaps,” Wei Yang Tham from the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, along with Joseph Staudt and Bitsy Perlman of the US Census Bureau, and Stephanie Cheng of Edgeworth Economics, highlight the pivotal role of sustained funding in fostering the growth of future scientists.

Startup Foundry Celebrates Pilot Cohort

The Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard’s Startup Foundry launched in 2023 to support and activate academic-led entrepreneurship at Harvard. Like all good entrepreneurs, it began with experiments, testing various formats, processes, and programs, piloting with early customers and tweaking to meet market needs while producing an MVP. As the first program of its kind […]

Insight: Here is What the World’s Leading Executives Have to Say About the Emerging Dual Space of Digital and Sustainable Economy

The digital and sustainability paths, previously considered to be parallel, are now highly intersecting and reinforcing each other, pointing towards a symbiotic relationship between technological advancement and environmental values. Showcasing this relationship, digital technologies are expected to contribute more than one-fifth, and up to one-third, of the GHG emissions reduction required by the Paris Agreement by 2030, illustrating their importance to sustainability transformation. As such, it’s important to understand the main drivers of this shift because of the implications this shift has on the global business landscape, including the demand for businesses to prioritize integrating digital innovation with sustainable practices. With the eco-digital economy including benefits that extend well beyond improvement in core business activities, it’s imperative for leaders to have a vision for digital transformation at their organizations going forward with a focus on harnessing the opportunities created by the emerging eco-digital economy including digital strategy, cybersecurity, sustainability, and more. 

Insight: Concepts, Applications, and Opportunities in the New Age of AI Product Management

Understanding AI product management has become more crucial than ever, particularly in light of recent advancements in the spaces of AI and Machine Learning technologies punctuated by the proliferation of generative AI models. Considering the speed with which AI is becoming pervasive, having a strong grasp of AI concepts and frameworks is critical especially for aspiring AI product managers without significant technical (e.g., coding) background. This opens up exciting opportunities for non-technical product managers whilst making the field of AI product management more accessible, which is a precursor for innovating and building groundbreaking products that address complex, real-world challenges through leveraging cutting-edge technology. Product managers may have to unlearn things they learned in the past. It requires a new mindset.

Scaling AI Applications in Digital Health

Insights from the January 31st, 2024 session on Gen AI use cases in the Digital Health sector In the third session of the Generative AI in Healthcare series, speakers Nikhil Bhojwani (Recon Strategy) and Satish Tadikonda (HBS) provided a thought-provoking overview of the current digital health landscape, followed by an engaging panel discussion led by […]

Startup Foundry Highlights TeamBirth

Launched in November 2023, the Digital Data Design Institute at Harvard’s Startup Foundry supports Harvard’s academic-led innovation in AI and digital business, offering the necessary business and technical guidance to turn research projects into thriving ventures. Among the inaugural cohort for the Foundry was TeamBirth. Initially a program under the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne […]

Insight: Are Automation and Robotization Changing How We Value Our Careers?

Work, the workforce, and the workplace is subjected to constant disruption primarily as a result of advancements in technology. Weather it is the impact of robotization to manual work or the disruption of knowledge-based work as a result of software-enabled innovation, career values are being redefined to accommodate for the evolving nature of work. This begs many questions, most importantly, the short and long-term implications of such advancements in technology to the concept of work as we ‘used’ to know it and by extension the values we associate with our careers. Using a novel data of resumes from 16 million individuals in the United States, this research study shades light on the existential question of technological disruption to the labor market and impact on career values.

The Eco-Digital Era: The dual transition to a sustainable and digital economy

The Digital Value Lab at Digital Data Design Institute, in collaboration with Capgemini Research Institute, unveils a joint research initiative poised at the intersection of innovation and value creation in the burgeoning eco-digital economy. This comprehensive research paper navigates through the transformative impact of generative AI, digital twins, edge computing, immersive technologies, quantum computing, and […]

Certifying LLM Safety Against Adversarial Prompting

Large language models (LLMs) released for public use incorporate guardrails to ensure their output is safe, often referred to as “model alignment.” The study presented by Chirag Agarwal Chirag Agarwal , Suraj Srinivasan Suraj Srinivasan , Himabindu Lakkaraju, Aounon Kumar, and Aaron Jiaxun Li, along with University of Maryland colleague Soheil Feizi, investigates a novel […]

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