National Productivity Week 27th November 2023 | Visit Website

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Businesses are crucial to solving
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Artificial Intelligence and Productivity

Will artificial intelligence rescue us from the productivity demise? If humans cannot get productivity up, can intelligent machines bring about the productivity revival? While certainly not the only digital technology that has come along in the past few decades, AI perhaps speaks to our imagination more than all those before it as it directly impacts on the daily activities of many listeners to this podcast. This episode analyses various facets of AI, including generative AI, its potential applications, estimations of productivity gains, drivers and barriers to adoption, labour market effects, and the UK’s strategic response.

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Erik Brynjolfsson, Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI), and Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab.
  • Tera Allas, Director of Research and Economics at McKinsey & Company, UK.
  • Lea Samek, Economist at the OECD Science, Technology & Innovation Directorate.

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