Cross-Border Coffee Break: The Economic and Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Reality, Not Hype

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17 April 2019
09:00 - 10:00

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After a number of AI-winters, AI is back with a boom. And it has generated much concern on how it will disrupt society and business. In this webinar Professor Wim Naudé, Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University and Visiting Professor in Technology, Innovation and Marketing at RWTH Aachen University, will go beyond the media hype to present how AI is in reality impacting on jobs and inequality. He will also discuss the challenges to limit potentially detrimental AI arms races.  Professor Naudé will show why neither massive jobs losses nor a Singularity are imminent. Even though AI is unlikely to have either utopian or dis-utopian impacts, there are a number of AI-implications that will preoccupy economist and business leaders in the coming years. Amongst these, Professor Naudé will discuss arms races for data and algorithms; the (mis-) measurement of value added; market failures, anti-competitive behaviour and abuse of market power; surveillance, censorship, and cybercrime; and declining job quality.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 am Eastern time

  • (8:00 am Lima)
  • (2:00 pm Aachen)
  • (4:00 pm Nairobi)
  • (8:00 pm Beijing)


Cost: FREE

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Wim Naudé
Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship, Maastricht University
Visiting Professor in Technology, Innovation and Marketing, RWTH Aachen University

Professor Wim Naudé is an expert in entrepreneurship, innovation and development. He is particularly interested how new technology impacts on development, and the role of entrepreneurs and the broader institutions of society in this regard. His current work is on artificial intelligence, the future of manufacturing, technology-inequality and climate technology entrepreneurship.

Professor Naudé is currently professor at Maastricht University and MSM and visiting professor at RWTH Aachen University. Between 2012 and 2018 he was the Dean of Maastricht School of Management. Under his innovative leadership the School became a member of the GBSN; was successful in substantially climbing the rankings (from 27th to 10th position in Western Europe according to the Eduniversal ranking of fulltime MBA programs); obtaining re-accreditation for its MBAs from AMBA, IACBE and NVAO and moreover was twice a finalist for the AMBA Innovation Award.

Before this he worked at the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) in Finland and at Oxford University.


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