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Jacques Bughin

Jacques Bughin

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Jacques Bughin is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute and a McKinsey senior partner based in Brussels. 

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  1. The Coming AI Spring
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    The Coming AI Spring

    Oct 14, 2019 James Manyika & Jacques Bughin highlight the huge potential benefits and the inevitable challenges arising from artificial intelligence.

  2. Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution
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    Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution

    Jul 31, 2019 Christopher Pissarides & Jacques Bughin call for proactive measures both to guide new innovations and manage their effects on labor markets.

  3. The Promise and Pitfalls of AI
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    The Promise and Pitfalls of AI

    Sep 6, 2018 Jacques Bughin & Nicolas van Zeebroeck identify three divides that could emerge as a result of the proliferation of artificial intelligence.

  4. Embracing the New Age of Automation
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    Embracing the New Age of Automation

    Jan 16, 2018 Christopher Pissarides & Jacques Bughin outline five imperatives for businesses and policymakers as they confront the coming changes in labor markets.

  5. The Evolving Independent Economy
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    The Evolving Independent Economy

    Nov 8, 2016 Laura Tyson & Jacques Bughin consider the challenges and opportunities created by the rise of temporary, flexible, and "gig" work.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

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    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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