Asst Prof Matt Beane Presents at EmTech Next

Virtual Event Features Research on the Future of Work

"Learning in the Shadow of Intelligent Machines"

Live Virtual Presentation from Assistant Professor Matt Beane

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2:20 PM - 2:45 PM EDT

Using intelligent tech changes the way we work, but what about how we learn? We will see how our current use of intelligent technologies is blocking accepted “on the job” learning pathways, how a few of us are bending the rules to learn anyway, and we'll explore the guidance these “Shadow Learners” are offering us in the workplace of the 21st century.

Featured Speaker

Matt Beane, Assistant Professor
UC Santa Barbara Technology Management

About Matt Beane

Assistant Professor, Technology Management Program, UC Santa Barbara

Matt Beane is an assistant professor in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Research Affiliate with MIT's Institute for the Digital Economy. Matt studies deviance in work involving machine intelligence - and specifically robotics. He asks questions like "How do workers, organizations, and even AI engage in deviance, and what happens when they do?" Matt has done extensive field research on robotic surgery, robotic materials transport, and robotic telepresence in healthcare, elder care, and knowledge work.

He received his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Information Technologies department. His research on robotic surgery is published in 2018 at Administrative Science Quarterly and his work on robotic telepresence was published in 2014 in Organization Science. He was selected in 2012 as a Human Robot Interaction Pioneer and is a regular contributor to popular outlets such as Wired, MIT’s Technology Review, TechCrunch, Forbes, and Robohub. Matt also took a two-year hiatus from his doctoral studies to help found and fund Humatics, an MIT-connected, full-stack IoT startup.

About EmTech Next

EmTech Next is MIT Technology Review's 3-day virtual event examining technology, leadership, and change. In our real-time environment of unprovoked disruption, MIT Technology Review, in partnership with Harvard Business Review, is proud to offer you a thought-provoking and networking-rich forum to deal with the uncertainty of the day and prepare you to make the right decisions for your market, your strategy, your clients, and your workforce.

Through live Q&A and chatrooms, you’ll be able to interact directly with experts and attendees alike. Our program emphasizes dialogue over monologue, and our 3-day 4-hour format will allow you to focus on the topics of the day and still have time for necessities of life in our current era.

For more information, visit EmTech Next.