Artificial Intelligence experts debated the promise of smart machines as well as their potential to wreak havoc on the economy at last week’s pioneering Berkeley conference on AI and business. The “AI: Shape the Future” event, organized by students from Haas and Machine Learning at Berkeley and held April 13 at Pauley ballroom, drew a
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New York TimesApr 11
Economists agree that caution is needed before imposing tariffs. "I haven’t seen any who have said the appropriate response is a series of tariffs on a bunch of goods, most of which don’t have any real link to the underlying issue," said Prof. Laura Tyson, faculty director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.
Bloomberg BusinessweekApr 10
EquBot, launched by Chida Khatua MBA 16, Art Amador, MBA 16, and Chris Natividad, BS 04, MBA 16, has built an artificial intelligence system for investing, which could lead to questions from investors about how the computer makes its decisions.
Mercury NewsApr 11
Starting next month in Europe, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will give Facebook users more control. As for the U.S., "I see some agreement on both sides of the aisle that a legal framework for internet/data businesses is important, and with the GDPR being passed in the EU, there is some precedent and pressure on U.S. lawmakers," said Asst. Prof. Abishek Nagaraj of the Haas Management of Organizations Group.