"Democracy is widely believed to be necessary for the sustainability of markets that encourage investment and innovation to achieve private and social objectives."
Surprisingly then, as political polling shows, democracies are living in a moment of crisis. Business is not isolated from these trends. This initiative will explore the impact of social and traditional media, government regulation, misinformation, and new and emerging technologies on democracy.
With AI, ‘Don’t Fear, Steer,’ Says Professor Hod Lipson
In a discussion with CBS Professor Oded Netzer, the director of Columbia University's Creative Machines Lab offers reassurance on the technology’s dystopian risk and urges us to embrace its potential. His recommendation comes amid the "most dystopic" point yet – the transition between the third and fourth waves of AI.
How Data Happened: A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms
In a world swept up in heated debates about the risks artificial intelligence might pose to our jobs, our society, and our sanity, one might assume that AI is a relatively new concept and that its rapid emergence occurred out of nowhere.
But as Chris Wiggins, professor of applied mathematics and systems biology at Columbia University, points out, that couldn’t be further from the truth. “AI isn’t new,” he said, speaking about his new book, How Data Happened, co-authored with Matthew Jones, the James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization. “It’s a moving target. It means different things to different communities at different times.”
Understanding the Impact of AI on Team Performance: Challenges and Insights for Successful Integration
New CBS research uncovers the surprising impact on performance, team coordination, and morale of integrating artificial intelligence into teams of human workers.
Contention around the implications of artificial intelligence continues to grow. While workers worry automated agents will replace them, and business leaders ponder what tasks AI can fulfill best, one less-discussed topic is how well automated agents and human professionals work alongside each other in teams.
How could we use psychological targeting in a way that didn't lock us into our own echo chambers?
In recent years, the media market in Russia has been reshaped by the government, affecting citizens' access to independent news sources. Experts believe media control and #censorship have intensified during the war with #Ukraine. Where do the Russian people go to get their news now, and how does it shape their beliefs?
Last week, Andrey Simonov, associate professor of marketing at Columbia Business School, explored the Russian media market and how it has evolved over the last year. Swipe to see photos from the compelling discussion.
This event, moderated by CBS professor Andrea Pratt, was part of a new speaker series presented by BAID @TheHub.
On March 27, 2023, the event discussed Ukraine's highly educated human capital and the need to attract foreign direct investment and align with the European Union for rebuilding, as part of BAID @The Hub's Dear Mama Coffee Speaker Series talk, 'A Marshall Plan for a Democratic Ukraine.'
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the need to attract foreign direct investment for rebuilding Ukraine.
Stay tuned for the recap and videos of the event's speaker highlights.
The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century: with comments on Russia and Ukraine
Held on: October 20, 2022
Location: Columbia Business School, David Geffen Hall at 645 West 130th Street
Led by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Bruce Kogut, in collaboration with CBS faculty, including Professors Ann Bartel, Gita Johar, Andrea Prat, Andrey Simonov, and external members like Professor Mario Small and Provost and Professor Sergei Guriev, BAID will conduct academic-quality studies and advocacy to stimulate public debate and exchange ideas to strengthen democracies.