Think tanks have to harness technology, engage in a different way, and use the information they produce to increase the power of their analytics.
These facts and the rise of AI will undoubtedly lead some to question why so much funds are being invested into think tanks when the money could instead be put in technology to get the same result. The answer is that if think tanks truly transform themselves, they will continue to be of tremendous value to society. Someone has to interpret the data and communicate it. What is missing from institutions is harnessing that information for greater power and impact in terms of the data that can only be produced by AI. The human factor will continue to be relevant and cannot be easily erased.