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The growing use of Artificial Intelligence is in the news almost daily. Businesses are looking for strategies to incorporate AI for efficiency and a competitive advantage. The workforce is concerned about the changes AI will bring for jobs and required skill sets. At MIT, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Sloan’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) are joining forces to host a 2-day conference November 1 & 2, 2017 which will bring together thought leaders from academia, business, and public policy for an open dialogue about AI’s impact. The first day will focus on helping industry understand how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of the “AI Revolution”, and the second day will focus on providing valuable insight to individuals in the workforce. Ultimately, the goal for this important event is to make a “call to action” for all of us to make smart decisions on the use of technology, with a focus on the job creation opportunities that these brilliant technologies can bring to our economy.

   AI and the Future of Work Agenda


    Day 1: November 1, 2017 (EDT timezone)

    8:00am Breakfast and Networking
Moderator: John Markoff,
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
    8:30am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Rafael Reif, President, MIT
    8:40am Open Plenary
Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research, Facebook, and Founding Director, NYU Center for Data Science
    9:10am The AI Revolution: Why Now? What It Means and How to Realize the Potential
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

James Manyika, Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco, McKinsey & Company
Mona Vernon, Vice President, Thomson Reuters Labs
    9:55am Break
    10:05am Positioning for Success: Augmentation vs Automation
Dimitris Papageorgiou, Principal, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
John Van Reenen, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management
Krystyn Van Vliet, Professor of Material Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sophie Vandebroek, Chief Operating Officer, IBM Research
    10:50am Strategies to Navigate the First Phase
Sam Madden, Professor, MIT CSAIL, and Faculty Co-Director, SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL
Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management, LinkedIn
    11:30am Lunch
    12:15pm Thinking Machines: Robots Rising
Daniela Rus, Director, MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
Moshe Vardi, Professor, Computational Engineering, Rice University, and Director, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Manuela Veloso, University Professor, and Head, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    1:00pm Intelligent Automation: Opportunities and Challenges
Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data and Customer Experience Practice, BT
Patrick Winston, Professor, MIT CSAIL
    1:45pm Afternoon Plenary- Fireside Chat
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet
    2:15pm Reality Check: What Major Technological Challenges Still Need to be Addressed to Realize Full Potential?
Cynthia Breazeal, Co-Director, Center for Future Storytelling, and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
John Leonard, Professor, MIT CSAIL, and Associate Department Head for Research, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Antonio Torralba, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL
    3:00pm  AI, Ethics, Law and Policy
Todd Solomon, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Katie Stebbins, Vice President of Economic Development, University of Massachusetts
Catherine Tucker, Chair, MIT Sloan PhD Program, and Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
Daniel Weitzner, Principal Research Scientist, MIT CSAIL, and Founding Director, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative
    3:45pm Vision: Industry 2020-2050
Rod Brooks, Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics, and Co-Founder, iRobot

Tom Kochan, Co-Director and Professor, Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrew McAfee, Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
    4:30pm Video Presentation
Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
    4:40pm Closing Remarks
Lori Glover, Executive Director, MIT CSAIL Alliances

    Day 2: November 2, 2017 (EDT timezone)

    8:00am Breakfast and Networking
Moderator: Kathleen Kennedy, Director, Special Projects, MIT
    8:40am Welcome
Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
    8:50am Opening Remarks
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
    9:00am Mind vs Machine: Implications for Productivity, Wages and Employment
Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT
Initiative on the Digital Economy
Robert Gordon, Professor, Northwestern University
Joel Mokyr, Professor, Northwestern University
    9:50am Fireside Chat
Rusty Justice, Co-Owner, Bit Source
Maria Zuber, Vice President of Research, MIT
    10:30am Break
    10:50am Mind Plus Machine- How can AI help workers?
Fred Goff, CEO, Jobcase
Andrew Lo, MIT Sloan School of Management
    11:40am The AI Skill Set
Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Becky Frankiewicz, President, Manpower Group, Inc.
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO, Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)
Zeynep Ton, Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
    12:30pm Lunch and Networking
    1:30pm Retain vs Retrain
David Autor, Professor of Economics and Associate Head, MIT Economics
George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Christopher Alan White, Head, Research and Technology Strategy & External Engagements, Nokia Bell Labs
    2:15pm Break
    2:30pm A Call to Action
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Kathleen Kennedy, Director, Special Projects, MIT
Tom Kochan, Co-Director and Professor, Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management
Elisabeth B. Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT
    3:30pm Spotlight: Inclusive Innovation Challenge
Devin Cook, Executive Producer, Inclusive Innovation Challenge, MIT
Initiative on the Digital Economy | Finalists
    4:00pm Closing Remarks
Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
    4:45pm Cocktail Reception | Kresge Auditorium Lobby

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Inclusive Innovation Challenge Showcase

Introducing the 2017 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Finalists

The MIT Inclusion Innovation Challenge, now in its second year, will showcase the 2017 winners during the final session of The Future of Work day 2. Nearly 160 expert Core Judges scored the applicants from around the globe. The 16 top scoring finalists will soon advance to the Champion Committee, who will select four Grand Prize Winners to each receive $150,000. The remaining 12 Winners will each receive $35,000. The winners will be announced on October 12, 2017, during a gala event at HUBweek.

https://www.mitinclusiveinnovation.com/#finalists

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