Science & Society Classroom, North Building 232 12:00 PM
Predictions about the impacts of artificial intelligence in the workplace range from improving productivity to the complete annihilation of industries, with recent reports warning that hundreds of millions of jobs could be lost to automation within 15 years. In this S&S Dialogues event, two AI experts, Vince Conitzer and Frank Levy, will discuss the myths and realities of emerging AI technologies, including what’s here, what’s coming, and what needs to be done to minimize the threats and maximize the benefits.
Lunch will be served.
Vincent Conitzer is the Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies and Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. Most of his research is on artificial intelligence (especially multiagent systems) and economic theory (especially game theory, social choice, and mechanism design).
Frank Levy is Daniel Rose Professor Emeritus at MIT and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Health Care Policy of Harvard Medical School. Since the late 1990’s, Levy has studied the impact of computerized work and offshoring on U.S. occupations, skill demands, and income.