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This is the blog section of Professor Ajay Agrawal’s official website. Here you will find articles featuring interviews with Professor Agrawal about the economics of artificial intelligence, as well as news updates about his work and field of studies.

Professor Agrawal Nominated for Thinkers50 Digital Thinking Award

Professor Ajay Agrawal along with Professors Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb have been nominated for the Digital Thinking Award. The award is part of the Distinguished Achievement Awards by Thinkers50, the global leaders in ranking management ideas.

The three coauthors of the bestselling ‘Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence’ (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018) debunk some of the mystery surrounding AI and show how its transformative potential derives from the technology's ability to make better and more accurate predictions .

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Other Rotman School of Management professors to be nominated this year include András Tilscik and his colleague Chris Clearfield for their book ‘Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It’ (Penguin Press, 2018), which won the 2019 National Business Book Award in Canada.

According to its website, ‘Thinkers50 is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age. We are based in London, with partners and affiliations around the globe. Our ambition is to provide innovative access to ideas with the power to make the world a better place.’

Read more at the original Rotman article or download the official press release with the full list of nominations here.

View the video highlights from 2017 below: