Panel Information

Panel Name:

Are You Ready for the Shifting Frontier of Mind and Machine?

Event Location:
Kresge Auditorium
Event Time:
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn) - Moderator
Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, PhD ‘82, MIT Media Lab (@alex_pentland)
Prof. John Leonard, MIT CSAIL
Prof. Thomas W. Malone, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (@twmalone)
Panel Description:

The academic panel will highlight a portion of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s new book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
Self-driving cars, Jeopardy! champion supercomputers, 3D printing, and a variety of useful robots have all burst on the scene in the past few years.  They contribute to the impression that we are at an inflection point—a bend in the curve—where many technologies that used to be found only in science fiction are becoming everyday reality.  But this is just a small indication of what is to come.  This panel will discuss what you need to understand about the nature of technological progress in the era of digital hardware, software, and networks.
Are you ready?