Professor in Economics - Cork University
Wim Naudé is Full Professor in Economics at Cork University Business School, Ireland and Visiting Professor at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. His broad research and teaching deals with the relation between entrepreneurship, technological innovation and sustainable development, using data science. Currently, Wim’s research on the economics of artificial intelligence (AI) focuses on three interrelated aspects: i) the economic value of AI, in particular the consequences of AI for growth and development and how this is modelled in economics; ii) the diffusion of AI, and how low benefits and high barriers slows down the diffusion of human-centered AI; and (iii) the use of novel innovation policy tools, such as public procurement of innovation, to incentivize ethical and responsible AI, and avoid AI arms races.
Expert interview on AI and the labour market
At the video section of AI-WIPS Labour Market page, Wim talks about the AI “hype”, the ongoing barriers to AI diffusion, and how public procurement may be used to promote the faster diffusion of more ethical, human-centred AI. See also the following materials for reference:
- Naudé, W. (2021). Artificial Intelligence: Neither Utopian nor Apocalyptic Impacts Soon, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 30 (1): 1-23, at: https://doi.org/10.1080/10438599.2020.1839173
- Gries, T. and Naudé, W. (2020). Artificial Intelligence, Income Distribution and Economic Growth, IZA Discussion Paper no. 13606, IZA Institute of Labor Economics. At: https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/13606/artificial-intelligence-income-distribution-and-economic-growth
- Naudé, W. and Dimitri, N. (2020). The Race for an Artificial General Intelligence: Implications for Public Policy, AI & Society, 35: 367–379, at : https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-019-00887-x
Wim Naudé's videos
AI and the Labour market: Interview with Prof. Wim Naudé, University College Cork, IrelandJanuary 28, 2021–18 mins
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