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Waterloo Symposium on Technology and Society: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Centre for Security Governance is hosting the second Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society. We are excited to welcome Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing at Rotman, who will be speaking on “The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.” Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

In this keynote lecture Avi will recast the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a drop in the cost of prediction. By doing so, he will lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs. The impact of AI will be profound, but the economic framework for understanding it is surprisingly simple. Artificial Intelligence does the seemingly impossible, magically bringing machines to life – driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know?

The Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society seeks to promote public discourse in Canada and beyond on the societal challenges and opportunities created by innovations in four primary areas: artificial intelligence, robotics, big data and social media.
For more information, visit the CSG website, or reserve a ticket here. If you have any questions, please reach me at mbunch@secgovgroup.com.


May 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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(226) 772-3001
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