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Conference: Is Machine Learning a General Purpose Technology? Evidence from Online Job Postings

Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
From 12PM To 2PM

As part of the 2020 Conference of the CIRANO Pole on the Socio-Economic Impacts of Digital Innovation and AI

 

Keynote lecture by Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and a professor of marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and author of Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (2018).

 

 


This event will be followed by the symposium for the launch of the book Le Québec économique 9 : Perspectives et défis de la transformation numérique.

Avi Goldfarb

Avi Goldfarb is the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and a professor of marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Avi is also Chief Data Scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab, Senior Editor at Marketing Science, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Avi’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges of the digital economy. He has published over 70 academic articles in a variety of outlets in marketing, statistics, law, computing, and economics. This work has been discussed in White House reports, Congressional testimony, European Commission documents, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, CBC Radio, National Public Radio, Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Along with Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans, Avi is the author of The Globe and Mail bestselling book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

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Program

12:00 - 12:15
Welcoming Remarks
12:15 - 13:30
Conference
Avi Goldfarb
13:30 - 14:00
Discussion and Question Period
Benoit Dostie, Avi Goldfarb
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