Faculty Events

November15
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

AI for Social Good: Decision Aids for Countering Terrorism, Extinction, Homelessness (Social Science Matters - The Future Series)

With the maturing of AI and multiagent systems research, we have a tremendous opportunity to direct these advances towards addressing complex societal problems. I will focus on the problems of countering terrorism (for public safety and security), extinction (wildlife conservation), and homelessness (public health in low resource communities). One key multiagent systems challenge that cuts across these problem areas is how to effectively deploy limited intervention resources.

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November30
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Automation, Jobs, and Shared Prosperity: What Should—and Shouldn't —We Be Worried About? (Social Science Matters - The Future Series)

David Autor, one of the leading labor economists in the world and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a professor and associate department head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics. He is also a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

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