Agenda

Day 1: November 1, 2017 (EDT timezone)

8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast and Networking
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome

Rafael Reif, President, MIT
8:40am - 8:50am Opening Remarks

Daniela Rus, Director, MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
8:50am - 9:20am Open Plenary

Yann LeCun, Director, Facebook AI Research, and Professor, NYU
  Day 1 Panel Moderator: John Markoff, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
9:20am - 10:05am The AI Revolution: Why Now? What It Means and How to Realize the Potential

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures, and President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute

James Manyika, Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Mona Vernon, CTO, Thomson Reuters Labs
10:05am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:00am Positioning for Success: Augmentation vs Automation

Dimitris Papageorgiou, Partner, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP
John Van Reenen,
Professor, MIT Department of Economics and 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
11:00am - 11:40am Strategies to Navigate the First Phase

Allen Blue, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management, LinkedIn
Jennifer Chayes, Technical Fellow & Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England; Microsoft Research New York City; Microsoft Research Maluuba, Montreal
Sam Madden, Professor, MIT CSAIL, and Faculty Co-Director, SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL
Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Founding Director, MIT Connection Science Research Initiative
11:40am - 12:25pm Lunch Talk: The State of AI in China

Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures, and President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute

A former artificial intelligence researcher, former head of Microsoft Research Asia and Google China, and long time investor in Chinese startups, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee will discuss that everyone should understand about cutting edge A.I. applications and tech powerhouses in China.
12:25pm - 1:10pm 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
1:10pm - 1:50pm Intelligent Automation: Opportunities and Challenges

Josh Tenenbaum, Professor, MIT CSAIL
Simon Thompson, Head of Big Data and Customer Experience Practice, BT
Patrick Winston, Professor, MIT CSAIL
1:50pm - 2:20pm Afternoon Plenary- Fireside Chat

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet
Host: Daniela Rus, Director, MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS
2:20pm - 3:05pm Reality Check: What Major Technological Challenges Still Need to be Addressed to Realize Full Potential?

Cynthia Breazeal,
Director Personal Robots Group and Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo
John Leonard, Professor, MIT CSAIL and Toyota Research Institute
Daniel Theobald, Co-Founder Vecna Robotics, Co-Founder & President, MassRobotics
Antonio Torralba, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT CSAIL
3:05pm - 3:50pm AI, Ethics, Law and Policy

Todd Solomon, Head of Employee Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice Group, 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
3:50pm - 4:30pm Vision: Industry 2020-2050

Rod Brooks, Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics

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 - 4:35pm Closing Remarks

Lori Glover, Managing Director, Alliances, and Executive Director, SystemsThatLearn@CSAIL

Day 2: November 2, 2017 (EDT timezone)

8:00am - 8:50am Breakfast and Networking
8:50am - 9:00am Opening Remarks

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
9:00am - 9:50am Mind vs Machine: Implications for Productivity, Wages and Employment

Moderator: Daron Acemoglu, Professor, MIT Department of Economics
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT
Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Robert Gordon, Professor of Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Joel Mokyr, Professor, Northwestern University
9:50am - 10:30am Fireside Chat

Rusty Justice, Co-Owner, Bit Source
Host: Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT
10:30am - 10:50am Break
10:50am - 11:40am Mind Plus Machine- How can AI help workers?

Moderator: Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, Inc.
Fred Goff, CEO, Jobcase
Andrew Lo, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering; and Principal Investigator, MIT CSAIL
Sanjay Podder,
Managing Director, Accenture Labs (India)
11:40am - 12:30pm The AI Skill Set

Moderator: Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Becky Frankiewicz, President, Manpower Group, Inc.
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO, Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC)

Tod Loofbourrow, CEO, ViralGains, and Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Networking
1:30pm - 2:15pm Retrain and Retain

David Autor, Professor of Economics and Associate Head, MIT Economics
Lavea Brachman, Vice President of Programs, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Randall Davis, Professor, MIT CSAIL
George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Christopher White, Head, Network Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 2:40pm Video Presentation

Jeffrey Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
2:40pm - 3:40pm A Call to Action

Moderator: Kathleen Kennedy, Director, Special Projects, MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Barbara Dyer, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
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, and Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
3:40pm - 4:10pm Spotlight: Inclusive Innovation Challenge

Devin Cook, Executive Producer, Inclusive Innovation Challenge, MIT
Initiative on the Digital Economy | Finalists
4:10pm - 4:30pm Closing Remarks

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Daniela Rus, Director MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS