How do we use AI to make life better?

CIFAR's Global Call for Ideas invited applicants from all over the world to propose an important research question they want to address. We chose 12 finalists, and will announce the final selection in May. Find out more about this finalist.

Because of its unique power, AI could make all aspects of our society better – health care, transportation, the economy, government. But it will also cause disruptions that need to be managed. This program will ask how we want to develop AI and what policies we need to put in place to make sure its benefits are distributed for the good of all.


  •   Catherine Tucker is a professor of management science and marketing at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
  Ajay Agrawal is a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is also author of the forthcoming Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence, co-written with Avi Goldfarb.
  • Avi Goldfarb is a professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Find out more about the other short-listed Global Call proposals