CAIML Colloqium with Max Kasy took place on September 26, 2023, where he pointed out similarities and differences between economics and machine learning, what both disciplines can teach each other, and discussed some fundamental questions about economics, AI ethics, and social impact of AI.
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About the Speaker
Maximilian Kasy is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD at UC Berkeley and joined Oxford after appointments at UCLA and Harvard University. His current research interests focus on social foundations for statistics and machine learning, going beyond traditional single-agent decision theory. He also works on economic inequality, job guarantee programs, and basic income. He teaches a course on foundations of machine learning at the economics department at Oxford.