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University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SAVE THE DATE CCP 15th Annual Conference 6 - 7 June 2019, London Machine Learning & AI as Business Tools Threat or blessing for competition?


SAVE THE DATE
CCP 15th  Annual Conference 

 

6 - 7 June 2019, London

 

Machine Learning & AI as Business Tools

Threat or blessing for competition?

 

The power of modern computing including Machine Learning and AI represents a transformation in technology with potentially profound impact on the market place. Such disruptive innovation has the potential to fundamentally increase competition in all sectors of the economy. But there are also considerable concerns that exactly the same forces might allow greater exploitation of consumers by facilitating and even automating anticompetitive behaviour and preying on consumers by taking advantage of limited attention, information processing, and boundedly rational behaviour. In this context there is a pressing need for a better understanding of how competition is likely to evolve, how compliance with competition law can be ensured and how to think about long term impacts and responses to having a small number of powerful players.

This conference will touch on themes like algorithmic pricing and competition, targeted advertising and consumer protection, as well as the use of algorithms and AI to enhance the position of the consumer in the market. In addition it will explore algorithms and AI as tools for the enforcement and for academic research and their potential role in improving how we monitor and evaluate markets. The conference is organised at the interface of social and computer sciences to bring insights from both disciplines to understanding the potential threats and blessings that AI might imply for competition.

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Great article. Very informative. Keep up the amazing work.

Posted by: Max Milen | Jul 4, 2019 9:29:15 PM

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