To be a leading actor in the AI revolution, HEC Paris is active on two fronts: on the teaching side, we have set up with École Polytechnique, the MSc Data Science for Business, which is ranked third in the world. Other programs at HEC also feature a growing number of classes on coding, data science, and on the strategic value of data in companies.
On the research front, HEC Paris has joined forces with the the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Inria to create the Hi! PARIS Center. The Center conducts multidisciplinary research on AI and its applications to business and society, and develops groundbreaking education programs on these topics. The ambition of this newly-opened center is to become a world-class hub and a destination of choice for students and faculty. It seeks to guarantee that AI and data empower business and society, providing essential resources for companies and laboratories, both public and private, and strengthening France and Europe’s leadership positions.
In this In-Depth special, you can find the latest key findings by HEC Paris researchers, including the Hi! PARIS Center’s chair holders and fellows, from the various disciplines ranging from Economics and Decision Sciences to Finance, Accounting and Management Control, Information Systems and Operations Management, Human Resources, and Marketing.
The researchers unveil techniques and opportunities offered by complex systems, but also warn about the consequences engendered by a lack of understanding and regulation. While they are very diverse in terms of topics, HEC research studies on AI share the common goal of combining academic excellence and relevance for companies and society at large. A must-read!
Editors: Nicolas Vieille, HEC Paris Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences and Scientific Co-Director of the Hi! PARIS Center, and Christophe Pérignon, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Finance at HEC Paris, and member of the executive committee of the Hi! PARIS Center.