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AI, Robotics and Work

S&O 4th Annual Conference

March 12, 2019 on HEC Campus (T Building)

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What is the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for organizations and society?

Despite the hype about these technologies, their promise and their perils depend on teams, organizations, policies, culture and leadership. In short, they depend on how we structure our society and organizations.

Please join us in exploring these issues during HEC’s fourth annual conference organized by the S&O and HEC Alumni Association and supported by HEC IDEA Center and DATAIA Institute.

The program:

16h30 - 17h: Introduction - T206

Mitali Barnerjee, HEC Professor, Organizer of the event

17h15 - 18h45: Three Parallel Panel Discussions

Panel 1 : Impact on Labor Market - T305

Panel 2 : Challenges and Opportunities - T307

Panel 3 : Organization and Gouvernance - T304

19h - 20h: Cocktail & Networking

20h - 22h: Plenary Session - T206



The event will take place on HEC campus in Jouy-en-Josas. Discussions will be in English.

Please find more information on the panels and our guest speakers below.

Introductory conference

AI and robotics offer the promise of revolutionizing work by automating routine tasks and allowing us to devote time to more complex and creative pursuits.

The introduction will highlight some of the promises of AI and robotics,  including  an application of AI (neural nets) for measuring the novelty of over 7000 works of modern art.  Yet,  experts and lay folks are alarmed at the prospect of AI and robotics creating mass unemployment, amplifying social biases and invading our most private lives. The conference examines if these perils are a technological fait accompli?  Or do these tools offer an opportunity to re-think  the structure of our organizations, markets and government to create more meaningful work?


Which panel discussion would you like to attend? Choose one and register!

AI is reshaping numerous aspects of the labor market. Workers in the gig-economy, online job platforms, executive search and performance management are all evolving with AI.

The impact of the integration of AI and robots can be multi-faceted and change how we work, communicate, think, and even run a company.

How should businesses be structured so that they benefit from AI and robotics? What governance rules – policies, regulations, collective action- can ensure we all benefit from these technologies?

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What is the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for organizations and society?

Plenary Session

More on the evening panel

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