Technological breakthroughs have relentlessly driven change and disruption, affected every aspect of our lives, transformed traditional industries and created new ones for digital goods and services, and ushered a time of opportunity and change across the business spectrum and society. In this course we will review six such areas – deep learning and neural networks; AI and robotics; imaging and vision; photonics; blockchain; smart / digital cities. In each area, we will get an overview of the state of the art, gain understanding of the problems being addressed, what are important open questions to be addressed in the future; we will review successful applications, and try to glean insight as to areas where successful implementation is still more elusive; and finally, discuss the investment and entrepreneurial landscape in each such area.
Division: Decision, Risk and Operations

Fall 2022

B8104 - 001