Jan. 24, 2020

Friday Night AI: “Artificial Intelligence and Finance”
Free and open to the public

Invited speakers: Prof. Michael P. Wellman
Organizer: Michigan AI Lab, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library
Moderator: Prof. Rada Mihalcea

Advances in Artificial Intelligence are being felt throughout society and our economy.  Some of the most significant impacts are in the domain of finance, including financial markets, financial services, and the financial system more broadly. Autonomous agents have made major inroads through algorithmic trading in financial markets, and AI methods are playing an increasing role in lending decisions and detecting financial malfeasance. Understanding the implications of AI for finance is important in its own right, and as a case study for AI implications more broadly. 

Join Michael P. Wellman, the Lynn A. Conway Collegiate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan, as he discusses Artificial Intelligence & finance, focusing on:

  • What are the ways that AI may impact finance: present and future?
  • What are the benefits and risks of AI in finance? 
  • How can we understand and regulate AI systems in finance?

Michael P. Wellman received a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988 for his work in qualitative probabilistic reasoning and decision-theoretic planning. For the past 30 years, his research has focused on computational market mechanisms and game-theoretic reasoning methods, with applications in electronic commerce, finance, and cyber-security. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Prof. Rada Mihalcea, Director Michigan AI, will moderate the discussion.