GenAI and Machine Learning Revolution: A Conversation with Industry Leaders
Join us for an enlightening discussion on Generative AI and its profound impact on businesses, operations, regulations, and beyond. Our event will feature a talk by Bratin Saha, providing valuable insights into how enterprises harness the power of AI and machine learning to transform their operations and navigate complex regulatory landscapes.
- Bratin Saha - Vice President and General Manager of AI & Machine Learning at Amazon
- Iavor I. Bojinov - Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
- Edward McFowland III - Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
- Oct. 10, 2023
- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
- 50 N Harvard Street, Cotting House, Conference Room - 107
Using Analytics to Find Value in Education Data
Join us for an enlightening session that delves into the transformative realm of data analytics in education. This talk uncovers the profound impact of data-driven insights on the performance of educational organizations. Key Highlights: · Strategic Insights through Data: Discover the process of collating, analyzing, and interpreting data to craft comprehensive strategies. Explore how this process empowers individuals and teams, amplifying their performance and effectiveness. · Empowering Educators: Uncover the potential of data analytics in optimizing teacher impact within the classroom. · Business Transformation: Delve into the business applications of data analytics within the education sector. Explore how these insights can revolutionize customer experience and facilitate the creation of personalized marketing content. Witness the potential to elevate outreach capabilities and overall business performance.
- Hywel Benbow - Consultant
- Oct. 12, 2023
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
- Virtual Event
Introducing Keyword Recommender System (KRS): A Noble Alternative Search Recommender System in the Age of AI
In this talk, we explore the Keyword Recommender System (KRS) and consider its impact on sales volumes and market concentration. Unlike traditional, item-level recommenders, KRSs facilitate search query formation with potentially positive or negative consequences for search costs, resultant product fit, transaction volumes, and consumption diversity. We explore these effects via a randomized field experiment conducted with one of the largest mobile food-delivery platforms in Asia. The results of this experiment show that providing consumers with access to a KRS leads to a 1.2% rise in purchases over a 30-day period. Furthermore, access to a KRS leads to increased sales diversity, at both the individual and market levels.
- Gordon Burtch - Associate Professor at Boston University
- Oct. 25, 2023
- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- 50 N Harvard St., Cotting Hall, Room 107
Price Controls in a Multi-Sided Market: Investigating the Effect of Commission Caps in Food Delivery Platforms
This paper evaluates caps on the commissions that food delivery platforms charge to restaurants. Commission caps may lead restaurants to join platforms and to post lower prices on platforms, thereby benefitting consumers. But caps may also lead platforms to raise their consumer fees, thereby reducing ordering on platforms and consequently platforms’ value to restaurants. The net welfare effects of caps are thus uncertain. To quantify these effects, I estimate a model of pricing and platform adoption in a multi-sided market using data on consumer restaurant orders, restaurants’ platform adoption, and platform fees. Counterfactual simulations imply that commission caps bolster restaurant profits at the expense of consumers and platforms.
- Michael Sullivan - Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School (D^3 Institute)
- Nov. 1, 2023
- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- 50 N Harvard St., Cotting House, Room 107
Data Contracts: Data Quality for AI
In this session, we'll dive into the world of data contracts - API-based agreements between data producers and consumers that capture the schema, semantics, distribution, and enforcement policies of the data. Learn how data contracts provide a single surface for collaboration on data in a shared language, allow the data model to evolve in an agile, iterative way, and apply data governance incrementally where it's needed for AI and ML systems. We'll explore how organizations can leverage data contracts to ensure Artificial Intelligence systems are trained on trustworthy and well-governed datasets.
- Chad Sanderson - Chief Operator at The Data Quality Camp
- Nov. 7, 2023
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
- Virtual Event