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Centers & Initiatives

Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The Challenge: AI’s Promise and Peril

Artificial intelligence (AI) may prove to be one of the most transformative and disruptive innovations of the 21st century. Along with revolutionary advances in robotics and other technologies, AI promises to solve some of the world’s thorniest problems, vastly improving the human condition.

And yet, AI also has the potential to worsen social inequities, deepen rifts in society and realign fundamental aspects of our economy.

Can we muster the intelligence to harness AI’s phenomenal power while also mitigating its foreseen and unforeseen risks?


Our Approach: UVA Darden’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative

Navigating this dilemma — possibly the central dilemma of our digital age — is the responsibility of every business leader, policymaker, social activist, innovator, technologist and entrepreneur.

UVA Darden’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative aims to generate interdisciplinary research, foster dialogue, and support education that provides the intelligence and insights that decision-makers will need to address this important challenge.

Bringing together a diverse, multidisciplinary group of leading scholars, we have an ambitious agenda to shape the discussion about artificial intelligence and its related technologies, embracing a holistic perspective grounded in the stakeholder view of business in society.

Download our white paper "Building Stakeholder Trust in Artificial Intelligence".

Good Disruption

Gen AI: Good, Bad, or No Disruption?

The "Good Disruption" podcast series is a lively discussion between UVA Darden School of Business Professors Mike Lenox and Yael Grushka-Cockayne on cutting edge technologies and practices that are challenging the status quo.

>> EPISODE 8: Generative AI

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"UVA Darden’s Intelligence Initiative: Humans, Machines and the Future of Business" 

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"The Power of Human and Artificial Intelligence:  
Implications for Business and Society"

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