Panel Information

Panel Name:

The Impact of Automation

Event Location:
Kresge Auditorium
Event Time:
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn) - Moderator
Prof. Daniela Rus, MIT CSAIL (#DanielaRus)
Prof. Mary 'Missy' Cummings, Duke University (@missy_cummings)
Prof. Tomaso Poggio, MIT Center for Biological and Computational Learning (#TomasoPoggio)
Robbie Allen, SM ‘06, Automated Insights (@RobbieAllen)
Panel Description:

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.