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University of Cincinnati Arnoff-Schloss Online Lecture: Sept 18, 3:30PM, EDT

  • 1.  University of Cincinnati Arnoff-Schloss Online Lecture: Sept 18, 3:30PM, EDT

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    Please see below for information on the University of Cincinnati's Lindner College Arnoff-Schloss Memorial Lecture. This lecture is online and *FREE* of charge. The annual Arnoff-Schloss Memorial Lecture Series has been in existence for more than 25 years and features leading speakers in the areas of management science, operations research and analytics. More information and the Registration Link is below.

    Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m EDT

    "How Will the AI Genie Behave?"

    Arun Rai, Georgia State University
    Regents' Professor of the University System of Georgia
    J. Mack Robinson Chair of IT-Enabled Supply Chains and Process Innovation

    We are witnessing the increasing ubiquity of AI, with accelerating deployment across task domains, entrepreneurial activity across industries, and embedding in core processes across digital platforms and firms. Alongside this increasing ubiquity of AI, we are encountering broad unintended consequences, both beneficial and harmful. These unintended consequences are arising from unexpected behaviors and downstream effects that emerge through interactions of AI agents with the environment and with other machine and human agents. To be able to control the actions of AI in ways that harvest its benefits while minimizing harm, we need to develop an integrated understanding of AI behavior in the environments in which it is deployed. I will offer an integrated perspective on AI behavior that considers how AI agents acquire their behavior, how the behavior is triggered and enacted, the interaction dynamics of AI agents with other agents, and the influence of policy decisions on how AI systems evolve. I will draw on this perspective to discuss the research, managerial, and policy implications related to AI behavior.

    Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems, Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati

    Speaker Bio

    Arun Rai is Regents' Professor of the University System of Georgia at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, holds the Robinson Chair, and is the Director of the Center for Digital Innovation. Arun's research for over 30 years has focused on the development and deployment of information systems to drive innovation and create value. His research has contributed to understanding the digital transformation of organizations and supply chains; governance of IT investments and platform ecosystems; and deployment of digital innovations at scale to empower individuals and address thorny societal problems including poverty, health disparities, infant mortality, and digital inequality. Several of his research projects have been in collaboration with major corporations in automotives, hi-tech, healthcare, financial services, and logistics and supply chains and with not-for-profit organizations and government agencies. His work has been published extensively in premier journals in Information Systems and other disciplines, has received several best paper awards, and has been extensively cited across disciplines. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society, and received the LEO Award from the Association for Information Systems for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in Information Systems. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the MIS Quarterly. Additional information about Dr. Rai is at his web site at

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    Michael Fry
    Professor and Academic Director, Center for Business Analytics
    University of Cincinnati
    Cincinnati OH