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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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Artificial Intelligence

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

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Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID

“Many of the jobs that get automated were at the middle of the skill distribution. They don’t exist anymore, and the workers that used to perform them are now doing lower-skill jobs.” — Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, MIT

Daron Acemoglu
AP News
September 5, 2021

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Prediction, Judgment, and Complexity: A Theory of Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) raises the possibility that machines will substitute for humans. AI improves the accuracy of predictions, but when a prediction cannot be made with absolute certainty, judgment is needed to choose the best course of action. Judgment can sometimes be automated.

By: Joshua Gans, Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb