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Can we trust AI in all areas of life?

Wednesday 8 March, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Pavilion Room

  • Have you heard about chatGPT?
  • Are you interested to find out more about how AI will develop further?
  • Do you want to know if it’s something you can rely on?

The next event in our Pending Puzzles series, led by MCR Academic Officer Veronica Hera, focusses on the interesting question: “Can we trust AI in all areas of life?”. For this event, we have the pleasure of hosting a distinguished international guest – Magnus Mähring, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics as well as our local experts, Michael Barrett, fellow at Hughes Hall and Academic Director of Cambridge Digital Innovation, Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design in the Cambridge University department of Computer Science and Evani Mannur, entrepreneur in the digital sector for all industries

As always, come prepared for an evening with food, drinks and stimulating discussion. So that we know how many to cater for, please sign up using the Evenbrite link, click here.

About the speakers:

  •  Magnus Mähring is the Erling Persson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is currently Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology and the SSE House of Innovation, Co-director of the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, and Fellow at Cambridge Digital Innovation (Hughes Hall and Cambridge Judge Business School). His research focuses on organizational transformation processes involving digital technologies. He has published in a range of journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Studies, Information & Organization, Human Relations and California Management Review. He has also served in editorial roles for Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and MIS Quarterly, and currently serves at associate editor for Information Systems Research. 
  • Michael Barrett is a Fellow at Hughes Hall where he is also Academic Director of Cambridge Digital Innovation. He is also Professor of Information Systems & Innovation Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS).  Michael has served as Director (Associate Dean) of Research, REF2021 Chair for Business and Management, Director (Associate Dean) of Programmes, Head of the Organization Theory & Information Systems (OTIS) subject group, and Director of the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation (ISO) programme at Cambridge Judge Business School.  His current research focuses on digital innovation and transformation in healthcare with a particular interest as to how emerging technologies such as AI, 3DP, telemedicine, and digital twins are enabling new models of care.   Michael is also passionate about his long standing research on mobile money for development with a current interest in the use of mobile payments for enabling climate resilience. Professor Barrett is Editor-in-Chief of the Information & Organization journal and has served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. Michael is a qualitative researcher who conducts process-oriented research using longitudinal in-depth case studies.  He is also interested in other qualitative methodologies including:  ethnography, discourse analysis, action research and grounded theory as well as the development and use of mixed methods.  
  • Alan Blackwell is Professor of Interdisciplinary Design in the Cambridge University department of Computer Science and Technology (the “Computer Lab”). He has been designing programming languages since 1983, and carrying out research into Artificial Intelligence since 1985. He originally studied engineering, practising with professional certification in his home country Aotearoa New Zealand, before completing further degrees in Computer Science and Experimental Psychology. His multi-disciplinary interests have included an undergraduate major in comparative religion and 40 years as an orchestral musician. He has developed and taught university courses in Software Design and Software Engineering, Interaction with Machine Learning, Usability of Programming Languages, Human-Computer Interaction and Theories of Socio-Digital Interaction. He is a Fellow of Darwin College Cambridge, co-founder with David Good of the Crucible Network for research in Interdisciplinary Design, and with David and Lara Allen the Global Challenges strategic research initiative of the University of Cambridge.
  • Evani Mannur has worked in many industries doing digital transformations and has her own mobile app development business. She has created with her team a fintech, Proptech and Govtech apps. Also has a number of other technology /engineering businesses that provide products and services for JLR, Aston Martin and Maclarean. Evani is looking at incorporating AI some of these products and creating digital twins for some of the engineering products.