The Impact of Automation

9:30 am - 10:30 am,
Kresge Auditorium

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn)

Robbie Allen, SM ‘06, Automated Insights (@RobbieAllen)
Prof. Mary 'Missy' Cummings, Duke University (@missy_cummings)
Prof. Tomaso Poggio, MIT Center for Biological and Computational Learning (#TomasoPoggio)
Prof. Daniela Rus, MIT CSAIL (#DanielaRus)

Digital technologies are fundamental to the leading innovation-driven companies driving our economy. While technology is advancing rapidly, many organizations are not keeping pace. What’s more, the gap between rapidly transforming technology and the slower pace of adoption will grow rapidly in the coming decades as exponential improvements in automation (AI, robotics, networks, analytics, and digitization) affect more and more of the economy. Inventing effective organizations (including their business models, infrastructure, and intelligent data uses) in the digital economy is one of the grand challenges for any Chief Information Officer. This session will discuss the trajectory of AI, robotics and automation, and put forth a call to arms for CIOs to embrace the opportunities they present to today’s leading businesses.

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