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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perceive, learn and reason in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities. TAP scholars consider AI’s effects on labor, business, policing, law, medicine, war, free speech, privacy and democracy, and discuss potential solutions to mitigate harms.

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Earning Stripes in Medical Machine Learning

Harvard business professor Shane Greenstein discusses some of the factors that machine-learning startups consider in developing their innovative products for commercial value.

Shane Greenstein

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.

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Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.

"The biggest barrier to getting technology rolled out is the organizational resistance to adoption. So companies need a strategy not only for how to get it to work, but also how to get the work force behind getting it rolled out." — Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Economics, MIT

Erik Brynjolfsson
The New York Times
July 19, 2019

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Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Work

Automation tends to displace human workers, reducing wages by reducing the demand for labor. But automation also increases productivity and creates new-labor intensive tasks. Several factors constrain the labor market’s capacity to adjust, especially if automation proceeds too quickly.

By: Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo