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More Human Then Human: AI as a Competitive Advantage

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The reality of today, that every person, business and nation must deal with, is the emergence of AI as a competitive advantage. Those that have it will gain a vital global strategic advantage over others. Ai will realign power, influence, relationships and most of all change the competitive landscape. Those nations, companies and individuals that harness AI faster then their competitors will have almost an unfair advantage. If you think about similar strategic advantages from the use of steel to computers you can start to see the important nature of this shift.


Building ethical A.I. products can put businesses at a competitive advantage

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Making sure that AI-driven services and products are ethical and can be trusted could become a competitive strength for businesses, experts said Wednesday. Artificial intelligence systems are already transforming businesses. They are able to automate repetitive tasks, analyze large volumes of data, recommend content, translate languages and even play games. But the current scope of things that AI can do is relatively narrow. Some experts say the technology is a long way from becoming so-called artificial general intelligence, or AGI -- which states AI's hypothetical ability to understand or learn any intellectual task that a human being can. But others have pointed out that even in its current, narrow capabilities, AI raises a series of ethical questions -- such as whether the data fed into AI programs are without bias, and whether AI can be held accountable if something goes wrong.


AI's Competitive Advantage

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AI can offer a new type of competitive advantage, but entrepreneurs need to know what it is and how to unlock it. Ash Fontana, author of The AI First Company and managing director at Zetta Venture Partners – a firm that exclusively invests in early-stage AI startups, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the risks and rewards of applying AI to business problems. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Harvard Business Review or its affiliates.


4 Ways Big Companies Are Leveraging AI for Competitive Advantage

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You've probably heard people grumble that the government should do something about Amazon and other companies monopolizing product categories. Yet with the notable exception of United States v. Microsoft, our government has been slow to act. The federal government does not take on the role of the fairness police; they take anti-trust action when they think consumers will pay more because competition has been stifled. While some see Amazon's actions as predatory, no one could say they have resulted in higher prices. So, don't hold your breath.