Artificial Intelligence & Future of Work - Interactive Panel Discussion

by The Adam Smith Society

Luncheon open to guests open to alumni Conference

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

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44 West 4th Street, Henry Kaufman Management Center, New York City, NY 10012, United States

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The future is here. And the future is fast changing with AI and deep machine learning. Technology experts and economists are engaged in a growing debate about the effect of automation technologies in the workplace.

For centuries, while new technologies have inspired concerns about the future of work, advances have resulted in new occupations taking place of old. But does the development of artificial intelligence portend something new and different?

Come have lunch and discuss how artificial intelligence and deep machine learning are changing the economy and your future as a leader. Our distinguished guests - Beth Beckhy (expert on leadership and micro-sociology of work), Robert Seamans (expert on competitive strategies for tech industry), and Melissa Schilling (expert on deep artificial intelligence), - will discuss the implications of these technologies on industries, human capital, and competition.

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44 West 4th Street, Henry Kaufman Management Center, New York City, NY 10012, United States


Melissa Schilling


Professor Schilling’s research focuses on innovation and strategy in high technology industries such as smartphones, video games, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electric vehicles, and renewable energies. She is particularly interested in platform dynamics, networks, creativity, and breakthrough innovation.

She is an author of 'Quirky', and 'Strategic Management of Technological Innovation'.

Beth Beckhy


Professor Bechky is an ethnographer who studies interactions and dynamics at organizational and occupational boundaries. She is interested in how workers collaborate to solve problems, coordinate their activities, respond to surprises and innovate. Professor Bechky is the co-editor of Qualitative Organizational Research and was formerly a senior editor at Organization Science. Her research interest is in micro-sociology of work.

Robert Seamans


Professor Seamans' research focuses on how technology and governance structures affect strategic interactions between firms, affect incentives to innovate, and ultimately shape market outcomes. Most of his research settings are industries characterized by multi-sided markets. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal and others.

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