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PDW: AI & Entrepreneurship Theory

  • 1.  PDW: AI & Entrepreneurship Theory

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    Session Type: PDW Workshop
    Program Session: 145 | Submission: 12888 | Sponsor(s): (ENT, TIM)
    Scheduled: Friday, Aug 9 2019 12:30PM - 2:30PM at Boston Marriott Copley Place in Tremont
     
    Entrepreneurial Action and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice
    Entrepreneurial Action and Artificial Intelligence
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    View Sessions for this Participant Chair: David Matthew Townsend, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.
    View Sessions for this Participant Chair: Richard Hunt, Virginia Tech
    View Sessions for this Participant Panelist: Saras Sarasvathy, U. of Virginia
    View Sessions for this Participant Panelist: Peter G. Klein, Baylor U.
    View Sessions for this Participant Panelist: Moren Levesque, York U.
    View Sessions for this Participant Panelist: Ben Jantzen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State U.
    View Sessions for this Participant Panelist: Sean Lorenz, Independent Practioner
    Scholars are just beginning to grapple with the immense economic, social, and political transformations the emergence of artificial intelligence will effectuate in society. These issues are especially acute in the field of entrepreneurship where the advent of computationally intelligent machines is rapidly transforming the practice and funding of nascent stage ventures. The purpose of this PDW is to draw together an expert panel of both entrepreneurs who are building leading-edge AI ventures and leading theorists from the field of entrepreneurship for a robust discussion on the implications of AI for the field of entrepreneurship research. Among the topics the panelists will discuss includes a discussion on an emerging "augmentation thesis" that rejects the oppositional framing of AI versus human decision-making (i.e., humans versus the machine) in favor of a collaborative model whereby AI technologies augment and enhance the existing judgment-based and decision-making capabilities of entrepreneurs. Through these conversations, our objective is to stimulate interest and to forge collaborative research engagements among entrepreneurship scholars to develop novel research questions that investigate important issues emerging from the intersection of AI and entrepreneurship.


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    David Townsend
    Blacksburg VA
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