22nd Annual Goldstone Forum | Me, Myself, and AI: The Psychology of Human Replacement
The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program presents the 22st Annual Goldstone Forum.
This event is free and open to the public.
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are transforming the economy, enabling the development of many new products and services and triggering a new wave of automation in organizational and production processes. Puntoni will review a research program investigating our relationship with technology in the dawning age of smart machines. Making examples from recently published articles and working papers, Puntoni will explore how consumers react to, and think about, autonomous machines and their replacement of human labor.
Stefano Puntoni is the Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the co-director of “AI at Wharton”, a cross-disciplinary initiative that promotes research and education on artificial intelligence. His research applies behavioral science insights to understand how automation and algorithms affect consumers and society. Stefano teaches on the topics of artificial intelligence, brand management, marketing strategy, and decision making to undergraduates, MBAs, and executives. He has PhD in marketing from London Business School and a graduate degree in statistics and economics from the University of Padova, in his native Italy.
The Goldstone Forum is made possible by Steven F. Goldstone, former chairman of Nabisco Group Holdings and Penn graduate (C '67) in Political Science. The Goldstone Fund, created from his gift to the PPE program at Penn, supports endowed postdoctoral fellowships, underwrites visiting lecturers and conferences, aids PPE majors conducting research for their Capstone seminars, and provides funds for SPICE, the PPE undergraduate journal.