2022 Stanford Digital Economy Lab Spring Workshop: Avoiding the Turing Trap

2022 Stanford Digital Economy Lab Spring Workshop: Avoiding the Turing Trap

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David and Joan Traitel Building of Hoover Institution

435 Lasuen Mall

Stanford, CA 94305

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The Stanford Digital Economy Lab Spring Workshop will share research & discuss ideas related to the future of work and the digital economy.

About this event

Overview

Navigating the changing nature of work, including its effects on productivity, employment, and inequality, is one of the greatest challenges we face between now and 2050. However, too many technologists and business executives are narrowly focused on using AI to automate existing tasks, rather than augment human capabilities.

At this event, we will explore the dangers of incentivizing a focus on automation over augmentation – what we call “the Turing Trap” – and discuss how we should measure and benchmark progress in AI. We will also showcase short presentations from a wide range of research projects at the Lab.

Event Details

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab Spring Workshop brings together our community of faculty, students, fellows, industry leaders, and supporters to share research and discuss groundbreaking ideas related to the future of work and the digital economy. This hybrid event will feature short research presentations, extended Q&As, and a keynote speaker—and it will be one of this year's prime opportunities to engage and debate with the brightest thinkers in the field.

Event Organizers

Christie Ko, Executive Director, Stanford Digital Econmy Lab (S-DEL)

Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, Digital Economy Lab; Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow, HAI; Ralph Landau Senior Fellow, SIEPR; Professor by Courtesy Department of Economics; Professor, by courtesy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Speakers

Laura D. Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Kevin Scott, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology & Research, Microsoft

James Manyika, Head of Technology and Society, Google

Jack Clark, AI Index Steering Committee Co-Chair; CSET Research Fellow; former Policy Director, OpenAI

Gillian Hadfield, Inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society; Professor of Law and Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto; Director, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society

Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science; Smith-Zadeh Professor of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; Honorary Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford

Sarah Bana, Stanford Digital Economy Lab Postdoctoral Fellow

Georgios Petropoulos,Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School of Management and Bruegel; Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Digital Fellow, Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Daniel Sholler, Project Scientist, Technology Management Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

Seth Benzell, Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy on Productivity, Employment, and Inequality

Victor Yifan Ye, Ph.D. Candidate in Department of Economics, Boston University; Graduate Research Affiliate, Stanford University Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL)

Lindsey Raymond, Ph.D. Candidate in Technological Innovation, Growth and Strategic Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management; Graduate Research Affiliate, Stanford University Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL)

Mina Lee, Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, Stanford University

Zanele Munyikwa, Ph.D. Candidate in Information Technologies, MIT Sloan School of Management; Graduate Research Affiliate, Stanford University Digital Economy Lab (S-DEL)

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