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I-X talk by David De Cremer: When Management and Tech Meet

Organisations are more than ever engaged in digital transformation activities. These efforts allow for AI to enter organisations at a scale that we have never seen before. An important question that business schools and management scholars particularly need to address is how AI will change and shape work relationships. David will discuss the roles that AI will occupy in organisations of the future and what the exact role of humans will be in the hierarchical setting of those organisations. Adopting a human-centred approach, David will advocate that if we want to create a truly intelligent future workforce that will be more efficient but at the same time also humane, we will need to understand how human and artificial intelligence relate to each other, what kind of leadership is needed, how the ethics, fairness and trustworthiness of intelligent technologies will require more than only tech features and, finally, how to empower and implement AI as a co-worker to truly achieve an augmenting approach that promotes the growth of human employees beyond only efficiency concerns.

Speaker: David De Cremer

Professor David De Cremer is a Provost Chair and professor in management and organisations at National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He is also the founder and director of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at NUS Business School. Before moving to NUS, he was the KPMG endowed chaired professor in management studies at the University of Cambridge. He received several early and mid-career awards for his scientific work in the fields of social psychology and management, was named the most influential economist in the Netherlands (2009-2010), a “Global Thought Leader” by the Trust Across America organization (2016), named one of the world’s top 30 management gurus and speakers by the organization GlobalGurus (2020), included in the World’s top 2% of scientists in 2020 and 2021, named a 2021 Thinkers50 Radar, and was nominated for the Distinguished Digital Thinking Award by Thinkers50 (2021). He is a best-selling author, with his latest book “Leadership by Algorithm: A future strategy for the organization of tomorrow?” (Harriman House) topping the charts of the kindle version at and chosen as one of the best 15 leadership books to read in 2020 by Wharton.