A top officer at the technology company IBM gave a presentation at the Elliott School of International Affairs Monday discussing the future of artificial intelligence in the workforce. The event, which featured Martin Fleming, the chief analytics officer and a chief economist at IBM, was the last installation of the Institute for International Economic Policy's 10th-anniversary speaker series, which ran throughout this academic year. Previous speakers included Louise Fox, a chief economist at the United States Agency for International Development and Bob Koopman, a chief economist at the World Trade Organization. Fleming began the event by describing artificial intelligence's increasingly important role in modern society – and its ability to structure typically unstructured data and make predictions about the future. He added that many forms of AI can improve productivity without killing human jobs – one of the most common fears about expanding robotics in the workforce.
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