Track / Overview

Artificial intelligence is a general purpose technology that affects every domain of our lives. AI can spot patterns, understand natural speech, recognize emotions, etc. This keynote session discusses the various ways in which AI may transform the Economy. The session brings on stage individuals from policy circles, the business world, and academia who will talk about topics such as whether AI kill jobs, or create ever more jobs, how global competition for jobs affect our labor markets, how workers get connected to jobs, how AI affects our hiring decisions, or how we can continue to guarantee social protection in a world disrupted by AI.

Track / Schedule

Welcome and Introduction

With Jean-Pierre Danthine & David Autor

Matching jobs and workers in a changing world

With Michèle Belot

Robots in Europe: not so disruptive yet

With Enrique Fernández-Macías

Psychological reactions to human versus robotic job replacement

With Armin Granulo



The Globotics Upheaval

With Richard Baldwin

AI in recruitment: The merits and risks of exploiting social media to identify good candidates

With Franciska Krings

Upskilling and AI: an obvious combination

With Christian Scharff

“So far, so good”: surviving the fall from the Peak of Inflated Expectations

With Andrea Glorioso


Track / Speakers

Enrique Fernández-Macías

Researcher, Joint Research Center of the European Commission

Michèle Belot

Professor, European University Institute & University of Edinburgh

Franciska Krings

Professor, HEC Lausanne

Armin Granulo

Research Assistant and Doctoral Candidate, TU Munich

David Autor

Ford Professor of Economics, MIT

Jean-Pierre Danthine

Professor, EPFL

Andrea Glorioso

Policy Officer, Future of Work, European Commission

Christian Scharff

Partner, PwC

Richard Baldwin

Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute Geneva

Track / Co-organizers

Daniel Oesch

Professor, University of Lausanne

Rafael Lalive

Professor of Economics, Universty of Lausanne

Marcel Salathé

Professor, EPFL

AMLD EPFL 2020 / Tracks & talks

AI & Climate Change

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13:30-17:00 January 2709:00-12:30 January 285ABC

AI & Humanitarian Action

Neil Davison, Max Tegmark, Carmela Troncoso, Alessandro Mantelero, Michela D'Onofrio, Francois Fleuret, Amina Chebira, John C. Havens, Marc Brockschmidt, Helen Toner, Dustin Lewis, Subhashis Banerjee, Rebeca Moreno Jimenez, Netta Goussac, Volkan Cevher, Anika Schumann, Nadia Marsan, Massimo Marelli, Anja Kaspersen

09:00-17:00 January 283A

AI & Cities 2020

Konstantin Klemmer, Shin Alexandre Koseki, Eun-Kyeong Kim, Nicholas Jones, Kamil Kaczmarek, Kiran Zahra, Roger Fischer, Doori Oh, Ran Goldblatt, Martí Bosch, Roman Prokofyev, Dmitry Kudinov, Camille Lechot, Ellie Cosgrave, Javier Pérez Trufero, Layik Hama, Hoda Allahbakhshi, Marta Gonzalez, Valery Fischer, Emmanouil Tranos, Jens Kandt, Yussuf Said Yussuf, Nyalleng Moorosi, Nick Lucius

09:00-17:00 January 281BC

AMLD / Global partners