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OM Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Organizations - Monday August 2nd 12:00-13:30pm

  • 1.  OM Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Organizations - Monday August 2nd 12:00-13:30pm

    Posted 07-30-2021 21:43

    Dear OCIS community members, 


    I would like to draw your attention to a symposium of direct relevance to OCIS community members at the 81st AOM Meeting: 

    Title: Artificial Intelligence in Organizations: Debates on the Possibility for Human-Machine Cooperation 

    Panel Symposium 

    Scheduled 12:00 - 13:30 EDT on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 


    Session 914 

    Link to the Symposium:


    This symposium discusses how artificial intelligence and human-machine interaction will challenge managers and the organizations and teams they run. In the context of artificial intelligence, we take to heart Herbert Simon's observation that "(…) a highly automated man-machine system, and the nature of management will surely be conditioned by the character of the system being managed" (Simon, 1960). Will managers become obsolete, because of the unmatched predictive capabilities of AI, and what space will human judgment have in a world of superior machines? Can managers learn to play a role in this transformation? Our panel consists of academics from diverse disciplines to discuss and debate the questions surrounding AI in the context of human-machine interactions within organizations. In the first part of the symposium, Natalia Levina, Fabrizio Dell'Acqua, Bruce Kogut, and Susan Helper will present cutting-edge research on these questions. The second part will feature a debate between Erik Brynjolfsson and Gary Marcus. Both are not only noted academics but also prominent public intellectuals and thought-leaders, as well as best-selling authors. They will discuss their views on the implications opened up by AI for human-machine cooperation and managerial decision-making. The panel discussion seeks to clarify the many great debates over AI and machine learning with the goal of sharpening the agenda of the re-emergent topicality of human-machine interactions. The symposium will then be open to broader discussion including the audience. 




    Erik BrynjolfssonStanford University 

    Susan HelperCase Western Reserve University 

    Natalia Levina, New York University 

    Gary Marcus, Founder Robust.AI; Professor EmeritusNew York University


    Presenters and Organizers: 

    Bruce KogutColumbia Business School 

    Fabrizio Dell'Acqua, Columbia Business School 

    Hope to see you on Monday! 

    Natalia Levina

    Natalia Levina
    New York University Stern School
    New York NY
    (212) 998-0850