Please join the Wharton Alumni Club as we welcome Professor Kartik Hosanagar as he discusses his book - A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence.
Professor Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular the impact of analytics and algorithms on consumers and society, Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce.
Kartik will discuss how through the technology embedded in almost every major tech platform and every web-enabled device, algorithms and the artificial intelligence that underlies them make a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, to whom we date, and how we find a job. We've even delegated life-and-death decisions to algorithms--decisions once made by doctors, pilots, and judges. In his new book, Kartik Hosanagar surveys the brave new world of algorithmic decision-making and reveals the potentially dangerous biases they can give rise to as they increasingly run our lives. He makes the compelling case that we need to arm ourselves with a better, deeper, more nuanced understanding of the phenomenon of algorithmic thinking. And he gives us a route in, pointing out that algorithms often think a lot like their creators--that is, like you and me.
Kartik’s book - A Human's Guide to Machine Intelligence - is an entertaining and provocative look at one of the most important developments of our time and a practical user's guide to this first wave of practical artificial intelligence. Click HERE to read a recent article.
Professor Hosanagar’s Bio: https://www.hosanagar.com/about-me/
Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1519 Locust Street, The Living Room
Philadelphia, PA 19102
$39 for members without the book
$55 for members with the book
$49 for non-members without the book
$65 for non-members with the book
Ticket prices include Light Hors d'oeuvres and Soft Drinks