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 .
Other Rotman School of Management professors to be nominated 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.’