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Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Turn on Us

Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Turn on Us

by Fabio Todesco

Simply put: current AI is not about thinking machines and it's not intelligent in a human like sense, says Riccardo Zecchina in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast  

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Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

Synthesizing Big, Wide and Dirty Data to Predict Election Outcomes

by Sirio Legramanti

An applied social science problem inspired Bocconi professor Omiros Papaspiliopoulos to investigate new scalable Bayesian computation strategies  

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Three New Professors Join Bocconi

Three New Professors Join Bocconi

by Fabio Todesco

Two full professors and an assistant professor have arrived to bolster the Bocconi faculty for the second semester of the academic year  

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Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

Navigating Uncertainty: Why We Need Decision Theory During a Pandemic

by Sirio Legramanti

Massimo Marinacci, AXA Bocconi Chair in Risk, and Valentina Bosetti investigate how modern decision theory can assist policymakers in critical times such as the COVID19 crisis, in a paper coauthored by the Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen  

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Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

Big Data as Gold. A Bocconi Professor Contributes to Faster Simulators

by Sirio Legramanti

Simulators are increasingly crucial in decision making, but they can be time and memory consuming, hence they are often substituted by emulators. Emanuele Borgonovo has developed a faster emulation algorithm improving a technique pioneered by a South African statistician and mining engineer  

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How to Summarize Graphs and Hypergraphs

How to Summarize Graphs and Hypergraphs

by Sirio Legramanti

Large graphs and hypergraphs are increasingly common: Luca Trevisan has recently published an article about how to summarize these data structures in order to save memory and computational time while preserving their characteristic features  

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Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

Statistics Shows That Early Lockdown Measures Are Our Best Weapons Against Covid

by Fabio Todesco

New study by Lu and Borgonovo, using sensitivity analysis techniques, demonstrates that policy variables are much more relevant than the intrinsic features of the pandemic in containing the number of infectious  

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News

  • Bridging the Divide Between HR and CSR Functions

    A literature review developed a framework for looking at the role that the Human Resource function could play in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability  

  • You Can Be Creative Even if Thinking Inside the Box

    Research by Beatrice Manzoni and Federico Magni finds that the combination of conscientiousness and conformity can boost a kind of creativity useful in a working environment  

  • COVID19 Has Taught Us the Importance of Data

    Data collection, organization and use must underpin decisionmaking, says statistician Raffaella Piccarreta, taking stock of data usage over the past year  

  • How Covid Is Changing Labor Law

    Research by Elena Gramano monitors the measures taken across Europe  

  • A New Tool Detects Emotions in Italian Social Media Posts

    Federico Bianchi, Debora Nozza, and Dirk Hovy released a freely available package for sentiment analysis and emotion recognition in Italian, overcoming the linguistic and economic limitations of similar tools  

  • The Real Effects of Accounting

    Accounting is no more just about bookkeeping or double entry: it's about information. Reporting rules affect both managerial behavior and our lives, according to Annalisa Prencipe, KPMG Chair in Accounting  

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Seminars

  • Markups and Inequality
    Macroeconomics - Joint with CREI-UPF

    Corina Boar (New York University) Paper

    Webinar

  • TRADE RULES AND STATE INTERVENTION IN THE ECONOMY IN THE COVID ERA
    International law

    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS LEONARDO BORLINI, Associate Professor of International Law at Bocconi University   SPEAKERS ELEANOR FOX, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law MITSUO MATSUSHITA, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Former Member of the WTO Appellate Body AYA LINO, Associate Professor at Nihon University, College of Commerce, Tokyo THOMAS J. SCHOENBAUM, Shefelman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law   CONCLUDING REMARKS GIORGIO SACERDOTI Professor Emeritus at Bocconi University and Former Member and Chair of the WTO Appellate Body   Registration online is not required.   Link di collegamento

    Webinar

  • Reputational Bargaining with Ultimatum Opportunities
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Mehmet Ekmekci, Boston College

    Zoom

  • Facing Crisis? Art as politics in fourteenth-century Venice
    Sabbatical Seminar

    Stefania Gerevini, Bocconi University

    Webinar