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Thinker-Fest 2023

February 23, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

What’s top of mind for the digital economy’s thought leaders? Join the Thinkers50@MIT IDE live virtual event to learn about the latest digital economy research—and how it can help your business thrive and leap ahead of the competition. As you know, the digital economy changes fast.

At the Thinkers50@MIT IDE event, you’ll catch up on the latest academic research on misinformation and fake news, hybrid work and remote leadership, human-first AI, and the power of weak ties for online job searchers. Join this live event, and you’ll also learn how you can apply these research findings to your day-to-day management. Leaders from Thinkers50, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE), and industry will discuss the latest trends and findings that have direct impacts on hiring and retention, the automation of work, strategic use of AI, and optimizing online platforms and social media.

Join this live virtual event on February 23, 2023.

Topics include:

  • The Splinternet, Fireside chat with a focus on misinformation and fake news, what it means for democracy and business, and understanding and reducing the spread of false and misleading information online.
  • Hybrid work and leading remotely.  Panel discussion of problems, opportunities and solutions for the digitization of labor markets and work and the challenge of leading remote teams.
  • Human-first AI: behavioral science approaches to understanding the interplay of humans and algorithmic bias for optimal decision-making and responsible Innovation.
  • Do Weak Ties Still Bind? Keynote by MIT IDE Director, Sinan Aral. ‘A Causal Test of the Strength of Weak Ties’. This research included 20 million people and over two billion new relationships on LinkedIn.

Reserve your spot at this free live virtual event on February 23, 2023.

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February 23, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST
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