The Economics of AI: Knowns, Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns

IIEA19th September 20191min
Presentation outlining the challenges for policy makers in the context of the AI-driven economy.

Rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform living standards, change the nature of work, and alter entire economies. But how much do we know about the size of the impact, where it will occur and at what pace? Jonathan Ruane explores these questions as well as the implications for policy makers when so much is still unknown. He also outlines the difficulties in distinguishing reality from hype

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Ruane is a Lecturer at MIT and an Adjunct Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin. He is a member of the Global Economics and Management (GEM) group at the Sloan School of Management and MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE). He teaches graduate courses on the Global Business of AI and Robotics as well as applied Analytics Lab. He co-founded a VC backed software company and was named in the Top 40 Irish Entrepreneurs Under 40.