AI is coming, so economic policy needs to be ready
AI is set to have a significant impact on society, but policy will determine both its diffusion and its potential consequences.
Ajay Agrawal is the Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.
He is founder of Creative Destruction Lab, co-founder of The Next 36 now known as NEXT Canada, and Academic Director of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also is co-founder of an annual conference, held at the University of Toronto, on the business of artificial intelligence, “Machine Learning and the Market for Intelligence.”
Agrawal is a co-author of the book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (released in April 2018) and co-editor of the forthcoming book The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press).