All Blog Posts
These blog posts are written by TAP academics, TAP staff members, and on occasion by guest bloggers. TAP’s purpose for this section of the site is to present information, points of view, research, and debates directly from the academics and guest experts.
Blog Results: 20
Recap of the Economics of Robots Conference
Publication Date: May 26, 2023
NYU Professor Rob Seamans and Michael Impink provide key takeaways from this year’s Economics of Robots Conference. Topics discussed include trends on robot adoption, generative AI, and impact of robots on human labor.
What Occupations Will ChatGPT Most Likely Impact?
Publication Date: March 24, 2023
Given the recent dramatic increases in AI language modeling capabilities, Professors Ed Felten (Princeton), Rob Seamans (New York University), and Manav Raj (University of Pennsylvania) collaborated to explore how ChatGPT and other AI language modelers will affect jobs and industries.
Edward FeltenTAP Scholar
Rob SeamansTAP Scholar
Erik Brynjolfsson: Why Using AI to Augment Human Capabilities Has More Value Than Automation
Publication Date: February 24, 2023
Stanford Professor Erik Brynjolfsson discusses the perils of focusing AI development on systems that outmatch human capabilities as opposed to systems that complement humans.
Nicholas Bloom Discusses the Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World
Publication Date: February 13, 2023
Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom shared his learnings from two decades of researching remote work on the Recalibrate Reality podcast. Professor Bloom states, “The reality of 2022 onwards is that hybrid is here to stay.”
Nicholas Bloom Discusses the Future of Work from Home
Publication Date: October 28, 2022
Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom joins Prof Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz, to discuss the future of work on the “Ideas for India” podcast. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become the norm for many organizations. This has raised questions about worker productivity and equity, work-life balance, and the future of commuting and cities.
Recent Papers from TAP Scholars Examine AI’s Impact on the Future of Work and Privacy
Publication Date: September 13, 2021
Introduction to several recent articles by TAP scholars that explore the impact of artificial intelligence technologies on the future of work, racial and gender equity, privacy, and administrative accountability.
Susan Athey Discusses Machine Learning and Its Impact on Economics
Publication Date: July 19, 2019
In the latest issue of The Toulouse School of Economics Magazine, Stanford economist Susan Athey discusses how machine learning is transforming economics.
Frank Pasquale Shares Four Rules That Should Be Applied to Robots and AI
Publication Date: May 24, 2019
Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland law professor and artificial intelligence (AI) expert, shares his thoughts on four new legally inspired rules that should be applied to robots and AI in our daily lives.
TAP Scholars Discuss the Economics of AI
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda, edited by Rotman School of Management professors Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, seeks to set the agenda for the economic research on the impact of AI.
A Glimpse into the Ghost Workforce that Powers the Web
Publication Date: April 26, 2019
Mary Gray and Siddharth Suri’s new book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, explores the lives of people who are paid to train artificial intelligence and serve as “humans in the loop” delivering on-demand information services.