Dec. 13, 2023

Scaling AI Applications: A Deep Dive into BioPharma

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
  • Virtual Event
  • Zoom

Join experts in the field AI implementation, responsible AI, and healthcare as we deep dive into the implementation and scale-up of GenAI in BioPharma. Together, we will explore case studies, execution and measurement of outcomes, as well as share a roadmap for responsible AI implementation that can be used in your own organization.

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Nov. 15, 2023

Realizing Healthcare’s AI Potential: Maximizing the Benefits, Minimizing the Risks

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
  • Satish Tadikonda
  • Nikhil Bhojwani
  • Alyssa Lefavire Skopac
  • Var Shankar
  • Virtual Event

Join experts in the field of AI implementation, responsible AI, and healthcare as we explore how executives are transforming healthcare organizations through GenAI. Together we will discuss key insights on operationalizing GenAI while minimizing risks, as well as the different guardrails to consider across various healthcare sectors.

Nov. 15, 2023

Automation, Career Values, and Political Preferences

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
  • Pinar Yildirim Wharton School of Business
  • Hybrid Event
  • Cotting 107

n this paper, using a novel data set of resumes from approximately 16 million individuals from the United States, we study the career implications of automation and robotization. We calculate the lifetime career value of various occupations, combining (1) the likelihood of future transitions to other occupations, and (2) earning potential of these occupations. We document a downward trend in the growth of career values in the U.S. between 2000 and 2016. We find that while wage growth is slower, the decline in the average career value growth is mainly due to reduced upward occupational mobility. Automation and robotization are factors contributing to the decline of average local labor market career values. In commuting zones that have been more exposed to automation, the average career value has declined further between 2000 and 2016.

Nov. 7, 2023

Data Contracts: Data Quality for AI

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
  • Chad Sanderson - Chief Operator at The Data Quality Camp
  • Virtual Event
  • Zoom

In this session, our guest contributor Chad will take us on a guided exploration of the world of data contracts, which are API-based agreements between data producers and consumers that capture the schema, semantics, distribution, and enforcement policies of the data. This talk will discuss 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. This talk will also address how organizations can leverage data contracts to ensure Artificial Intelligence systems are trained on trustworthy and well-governed datasets.

Nov. 1, 2023

Price Controls in a Multi-Sided Market: Investigating the Effect of Commission Caps in Food Delivery Platforms

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
  • Michael Sullivan - Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School (D^3 Institute)
  • Hybrid Event
  • 50 N Harvard St., Cotting House, Room 107

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.

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Oct. 27-28, 2023

Building Trust in the Age of AI: Ensuring Responsible Innovation

  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
  • Hybrid Event
  • HBS Campus

Our upcoming Catalyst in October 2023 aims to explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding safeguarding innovation in today’s rapidly evolving landscape. The focus is on establishing trust and ensuring safety in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-related services, while also addressing open versus closed ecosystems, intellectual property concerns, and the implementation of responsible AI practices. The event will provide a platform for industry leaders, experts, and innovators to share insights, best practices, and emerging trends.

Oct. 26, 2023

How Web3 Changes the Course of the Internet

  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
  • In Person Event
  • Harvard Business School, Aldrich Hall 112

Join us for the Harvard Crypto, Fintech and Web3 Lab’s first event of Fall 2023.

We are excited to host a panel of industry leaders to discuss how Web3 technologies will change the course of the internet from a business, culture and society perspective. The event will feature Industry Leaders from Web3.

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Oct. 26, 2023

LISH Open House

  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • In Person Event
  • Cotting House

Join us for an insightful open house event presented by The Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), where we delve into the foundational areas of open innovation, the science of science, open source software, and artificial intelligence. Discover our latest research focus, which revolves around the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the global […]

Oct. 25, 2023

Introducing Keyword Recommender System (KRS): A Noble Alternative Search Recommender System in the Age of AI

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
  • Gordon Burtch - Associate Professor at Boston University
  • Hybrid Event
  • 50 N Harvard St., Cotting Hall, Room 107

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.

Oct. 12, 2023

Using Analytics to Find Value in Education Data

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Hywel Benbow - Consultant
  • Virtual Event
  • Zoom

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.

Oct. 10, 2023

GenAI and Machine Learning Revolution: A Conversation with Industry Leaders

  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
  • 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
  • Hybrid Event
  • 50 N Harvard Street, Cotting House, Conference Room - 107

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.

Sep. 27, 2023

The Impact of Innovation Contests in Federally Qualified Health Centers

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
  • Olivia Jung, PhD - Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA
  • Andrea Dorbu, MPH - Research Associate at the Laboratory of Innovation, Harvard University
  • Virtual Event
  • Zoom

In today’s dynamic business landscape, the realm of healthcare organizations presents a multitude of untapped possibilities for innovation. Unveiling these prospects hinges on the active involvement of frontline clinicians and staff in the art of organizational troubleshooting, a process streamlined through structured methods such as innovation contests. During this enlightening session, we will unveil insights derived from our extensive research and experiential knowledge amassed through orchestrating innovation contests across a comprehensive array of 54 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Join us to discover how the convergence of innovation contests and healthcare organizations can be harnessed to foster transformation, leverage untapped potential, and usher in a new era of responsive and efficient business practices.

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