AI, Robotics and Work
S&O 4th Annual Conference
March 12, 2019 on HEC Campus (T Building)
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.
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 took place on HEC campus in Jouy-en-Josas. Discussions was in English.
Please find more information on the panels and our guest speakers below.
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?
The Perils and Promises of AI and Robotics
Write-ups of the panel discussion
AFTERNOON PANELS DISCUSSION
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?