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
Scheduled 12:00 - 13:30 EDT on Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Link to the Symposium: https://2021.aom.org/meetings/virtual/hpzLjYDSAfYuNARi7
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 Brynjolfsson, Stanford University
Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University
Natalia Levina, New York University
Gary Marcus, Founder Robust.AI; Professor Emeritus, New York University
Presenters and Organizers:
Bruce Kogut, Columbia Business School
Fabrizio Dell'Acqua, Columbia Business School
Hope to see you on Monday!