This paper discusses the rapid development of AI and robotics, and potential policy challenges posed by these new technologies. It argues that it is important to understand current macro-economic and labor market trends. Tradeoffs of any new policies will need to be considered in light of these trends.
Robert Seamans is an associate professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He recently completed a one year appointment as a senior economist on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to technology, innovation and competition policy. Professor Seamans’ research focuses on how technology affects strategic interactions between firms, affects incentives to innovate, and ultimately shapes market outcomes. His research has been published in leading academic journals and has been cited in multiple outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others. Professor Seamans received his B.A. from Reed College, his M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, his M.A. in Economics from Boston University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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