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Artificial Intelligence or Sophisticated Mimicry: The Business and Ethics of Automated Systems

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Shields 167

We are pleased to announce the next installment in a new speaker series on the Future of Work at UC Davis. Our upcoming talk will be held on January 30th, from 5:00-7:00pm, and will feature Mark Nitzberg (Executive Director for the  Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley, former Director of Computer Vision Products at A9/Amazon) and Hemant Bhargava (Professor, UCD Graduate School of Management, Jerome and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management).

The talk will be held at Shields Library in Room 167 (main flloor), and will end with a student-led Q&A powered by anonymous polling. Before the talk, there will be a reception with free food. Although an Eventbrite ticket isn't required for entry, those who register on Eventbrite and bring a copy of their ticket (physical or electronic) with them will have their name added to a raffle to win a UC Davis Stores gift card.

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Mark Nitzberg is an AI scientist, entrepreneur, and consultant to industry and government.  He is the Executive Director of the Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley, head of strategic outreach for the Berkeley AI Research Lab, and a principal at the think tank network. Mark served as a Principal at Viaweb, which built the world’s first e-commerce platform. Most recently, he was the Director of Computer Vision Products at A9/Amazon following their acquisition of The Blindsight Corporation, a maker of assistive technologies for low vision and active aging, where he was founding CEO. He is co-author of the book  “Solomon’s Code: Humanity in a World of Thinking Machines” (2018). Nitzberg began studying AI as a stowaway student at MIT in the AI wave of the early 1980’s, and wrote his Ph.D. in Computer Vision and Human Perception at Harvard University.

Hemant Bhargava is an expert in technology management and the information technology industry. He also studies the use of IT in clinical health care, and has previously worked on data-driven and analytical decision making in organizations. Bhargava earned a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Operations, and Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as MSBA Program Chair at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and is the Jerome and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management.