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AI. CRISPR. mRNA. Key components of the rapidly expanding alphabet soup of technologies driving a boom in healthcare innovation. In this Kenan Insight, we explore why the 2021 Trends in Entrepreneurship Report names emerging technology in the healthcare industry as a key trend, along with some of the challenges that come with fast-moving technological advancements.

In a Rethinc. Labs webinar, our panel of experts shared their technological, legal and social expertise to answer the questions raised by the real-world performance of risk assessment instruments.

Corporate executives have begun to glimpse the strategic value of incorporating artificial intelligence as an “employee” within their organization. In this Kenan Insight, we explore a framework that outlines the critical elements for harnessing the potential of human-AI working relationships.

During the past 40 years, the income gap between top and bottom earners has expanded exponentially, with the top 1% controlling about 20% of national income and the bottom 50% holding less than 13%. In this Kenan Insight, we examine the role of two factors contributing to regional inequalities in the U.S and Europe: job automation and telecommuting.

Emerging artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities are ushering in significant changes in how enterprises operate – and raising a host of questions for organizations. In this Kenan Insight, we explore how changing the organizational mindset to treat AI as an “employee” may pave the way to fully reaping the benefits of AI systems.

The list of stores that have closed or gone bankrupt in 2020 reads like a “who’s who” of venerable retail giants. Although retailing has been experiencing tectonic shifts for several years, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated both challenges and opportunities. In this Kenan Insight, we explore four major trends in retail, with a particular focus on food retailing.

Join our panel of industry and academic leaders, who will share their technological, legal, organizational and social expertise to answer the questions raised by emerging artificial intelligence capabilities.

AI applications are ubiquitous – and so is their potential to exhibit unintended bias. Algorithmic and automation biases and algorithm aversion all plague the human-AI partnership, eroding trust between people and machines that learn. But can bias be eradicated from AI? Dr, Fay Cobb Payton, Professor of Information Systems & Technology at NC State’s Poole College of Management and a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Computer and Network Systems moderates a discussion between Timnit Gebru, research scientist and the co-lead of the Ethical AI Team at Google and the co-founder of Black in AI; Brenda Leong, senior counsel and director of artificial intelligence and ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum; Professor Mohammad Jarrahi, associate professor at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science; and Chris Wicher, Rethinc. Labs AI Research Fellow, former director of AI Research at KPMG’s AI Center of Excellence and Vice President of Watson Engineering at IBM.

 

The conference, hosted by the Center for the Business of Health, the Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club, and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, attracted students, faculty and practitioners from all sectors of the healthcare system.

Sponsored by the Kenan Institute and SAS, thought leaders from academia, industry and government convened at SAS World Headquarters to discuss and debate the most challenging issues in artificial intelligence today, setting the agenda for future research and policy.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, enhancements are increasingly shaping our daily lives. Financial decision-making is no exception to this. We introduce the notion of AI Alter Egos, which are shadow robo-investors, and use a unique data set covering brokerage accounts for a large cross-section of investors over a sample from January 2003 to March 2012, which includes the 2008 financial crisis, to assess the benefits of robo-investing. The man versus machine comparison allows us to shed light on potential benefits the emerging robo-advising industry may provide to certain segments of the population, such as low income and/or high risk averse investors.

Please join us for and exclusive conversation with Cisco CEO and Chairman, and UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Chuck Robbins. Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building the highly secure, intelligent platform for digital business.