International Conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

AI, business dynamics and competition

Feb 24, 2022 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM


While diffusion of AI to the vast majority of firms remains limited, advanced digital technologies, in particular AI, are increasingly part of leading firms’ business models. Given the scalability of these technologies, they may provide advantages to the largest firms, with potential challenges for competition. These may be exacerbated in presence of killer acquisitions, in which firms acquire nascent competitors to discontinue targets’ innovation projects. This session will discuss the implications of the diffusion of AI for business dynamism (i.e. firm entry, growth and exit) and the potential challenges for competition, with a focus on the role of policy. Moderator: Ori Schwartz, Head, OECD Competition Division Panellists: • Pierre Régibeau – Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, European Commission • Giacomo Calzolari – Professor of Economist, European University Institute • Cristina Caffarra – Senior consultant, Charles River Associates The live session time above reflects your computer's local time zone. The session will be recorded and available on replay the day after the live stream.

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