50 Smartest Companies 2017

Our editors pick the 50 companies that best combine innovative technology with an effective business model.

It Pays to Be Smart

Superstar companies are dominating the economy by exploiting a growing gap in digital competencies.

General Electric Builds an AI Workforce

As part of its shift toward high-tech businesses, the 125-year-old company is threading artificial intelligence throughout its operations, starting with its scientists.

Why Tesla Is Worth More Than GM

A few companies that master digital technologies are capturing huge chunks of the economy. Does this explain the persistence of slow growth?