Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung (left) moderated a panel on disruptive technologies that featured Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun, Wayfair chief executive Niraj Shah, edX founder Anant Agarwal, and Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

To keep up with automation, train workers from early age, panelists say

Computers will keep getting smarter. And so must US workers, if they want to hang onto their jobs, speakers at a Globe-sponsored panel said Friday.

// Seattle’s growing pains offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


Boston and other smart cities run better, but they should be even smarter, report says

A McKinsey study suggests how cities could improve public services by wider adoption of “smart” technologies.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

// The secret to Boston’s innovation economy

We like our history in Boston, and you need to go back to the 1630s to understand the foundation of what exists today.

A 3-D-printed life-size robot is pictured at the InMoov corner during the VivaTech trade fair.


Hiawatha Bray | Tech Lab

Will a robot take my job? AI conference attendees say humans will have plenty of work options

An MIT conference on automation reveals all the ways humans can control robots — and their jobs — in the future.

Women in tech

From left: Liz Graham of Wayfair; Susan Fowler, editor in chief of Increment magazine; and Janet Comenos of Spotted.

Women & Power

4 reasons to be optimistic about women in technology

Could tech’s bro culture finally be shifting? The year has brought some moments of hope.

Rica Elysee, co-founder and CEO of BeautyLink, recently met with Michael Troiano, a partner at G20 Ventures.

Looking to hire more women in tech? Try meeting with some

A group of tech executives wants to make sure their colleagues can no longer argue they’re not hiring women because they don’t know any.


The first driverless car in Boston

Where's my driverless car?


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// 51 bright ideas and breakthroughs for 2017

In a revolutionary place like Boston, innovators and innovations are as common as bad drivers. See who made our annual list.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.

Matt Viser


Viser is the deputy Washington bureau chief, where he also covers national politics and the White House.