Using Data-Driven Tools to Help Reopen PA Economy
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has partnered with CMU to make informed, data-driven economic and public health decisions.
PPE, Elastic and the Ability to Pivot
Professor Erica Fuchs testifies to the House Ways and Means Committee on maintaining critical supply chains during COVID-19.
Read the full testimony
Critical Technologies for a Post-COVID-19 World
Considerations for restarting a more resilient and robust U.S. economy during and after the pandemic.
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A Force for Good in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Block Center for Technology and Society at Carnegie Mellon University was established to examine the societal consequences of technological change and to create meaningful plans of action.
National Academy of Sciences Report
Read the 2017 U.S. NASEM report, authored by Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor of Machine Learning and Computer Science, on Information Technology and the Future of Work and his paper on Economic Consequences of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
NSF Funds Block Center Projects
Tracking the effects of emerging technologies on manufacturing industries. Re-skilling marginalized workers for the digital economy. Helping low-income mothers get to work. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and we're making sure no one is left behind. Learn more about our three projects funded by the National Science Foundation.
Congressional Hearing: Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce AI Bias in Financial Services
- Prof. Rayid Ghani
Congressional Roundtable: Critical Considerations for Restarting a More Resilient and Robust US Economy Post COVID-19
Congressional Testimony: Trade, Manufacturing, & Critical Supply Chains: Lessons from COVID-19
- Prof. Erica Fuchs
How will technology change the nature of work? What types of jobs will no longer be done by humans? Who is at risk of being left behind?
How can artificial intelligence and analytics increase justice and reduce inequality? Can we design algorithms which are transparent and fair? How do we design machines that are worthy of our trust?
How can technology be used to reskill displaced workers? What new work opportunities will technology create? What solutions can we create to alleviate human suffering?
Recent & Upcoming Events
- Jul 23 Professor Erica Fuchs testifies before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on “Trade, Manufacturing, And Critical Supply Chains: Lessons from COVID-19”
- Jun 12 Critical Considerations for Restarting a More Resilient and Robust US Economy Post COVID-19
- Jun 9 Dean Ramayya Krishnan speaks at the Asian Development Bank's Dialogue on COVID-19 Transition and Recovery in Southeast Asia
- Jun 4 Professor Tom Mitchell addresses the Bureau of Labor Statistics on "Automation and the Labor Force: Data Collection Strategies"
- May 22 2020 Call for Proposals
- Mar 11 Dean Ramayya Krishnan speaks at the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center and Commission launch event
In The News
- WPXI - New tutoring program using AI to help kids learn
- BBC - How AI can help us harness our 'collective intelligence'
- Public Source - Is staying home during the pandemic a luxury? Here’s what Pittsburgh-area data shows
- Forbes - 6 Ways You Can Stand Out In A Virtual Work Environment
- CNBC - The jobs recovery could be choppy, with some coming back quickly and others lost forever
- MarketWatch - Why Americans are willing to share their personal information in drug trials but not for coronavirus contact tracing efforts
- EdScoop - After the pandemic, AI tutoring tool could put students back on track
- The Washington Post - The new coronavirus economy: A gigantic experiment reshaping how we work and live