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

AI, productivity, and diffusion

Feb 21, 2022 | 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM


The availability of AI systems and applications has been surging in the recent years, however the practical diffusion and use of AI technologies are still at relatively early stages across many countries and firms, and their implications for productivity are still unclear. This session explores the current understanding and the most recent evidence on the diffusion of AI, the characteristics of AI adopters, and the implications of AI use for productivity, also leveraging information recently available in administrative or exploratory data. It will then examine the policy implications of that evidence, and the related challenges and opportunities. Moderator: Steve Lohr, Reporter, New York Times Setting the scene: Flavio Calvino, Economist, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD Panellists: • Lucilla Sioli, Director, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry – Directorate-General CONNECT, European Commission • Kristina McElheran, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Scarborough and Rotman • Frederic Warzynski, Professor, Aarhus University • Francesca Lazzeri – Principle Data Scientist Manager, Microsoft; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University 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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