2024 Analytics & Industry Symposium

AI, the Sixth Industrial Revolution?

Thursday, April 11th 2024

2024 Analytics & Industry Symposium

AI, the Sixth Industrial Revolution?

Thursday, April 11th 2024

Join us for an exciting in-person event at Boston College. In our second annual symposium, we will explore the fascinating world of AI and its impact on industry.

Discover how artificial intelligence is transforming the world and gain valuable insights from industry experts. Join us for a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals passionate about analytics and technology. Don’t miss out on this incredible event as we delve into the possibilities that lie ahead with AI.

Mark your calendars and be prepared to be inspired!

Registration is open
for the 2024 Symposium


The integration of AI into the physical world presents several challenges and opportunities. One essential peculiarity is the need for real-time data processing to adapt to unpredictable changes. AI algorithms must account for uncertainties and dynamic environments, such as autonomous vehicle traffic patterns or surgical procedure variations. Furthermore, the reliability and safety of AI systems in the physical world become paramount, as errors could have serious consequences.

GenAI accelerates innovation in this space with its ability to learn and adapt to new situations. The speed of deploying solutions in physical operations is enhanced as AI systems can continuously improve and optimize their performance based on real-world feedback. However, this raises concerns about potential unintended consequences and the need for thorough testing and validation.

This panel will discuss the complexities of real-world data processing challenges, examining the paramount significance of reliability and safety in AI. Furthermore, our discussion will scrutinize the pivotal role AI plays in expediting the deployment of solutions, with a keen focus on navigating the delicate trade-offs that arise, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of potential unintended consequences.

The rise of AI challenges traditional notions of trust and ethics. As AI systems generate increasingly realistic content, distinguishing between real and fake becomes more difficult. This affects information reliability, as fake news and manipulated content can spread rapidly. Trust in virtual relationships, including interactions with AI-generated personas, becomes a critical issue. 

GenAI’s role in cyber-offense and cyber-defense adds complexity to the ethical landscape. It can be employed to create sophisticated cyber threats, but it can also enhance cybersecurity measures by predicting and mitigating potential attacks. How does society adapt to the evolving concept of trust in an AI-dominated world, and what ethical frameworks need redefined?

In this panel, our discourse will center around the intricate task of discerning between authentic and fabricated content produced by AI systems. We will explore the ethical considerations inherent in developing and utilizing AI-generated personas, examining the implications for trust and authenticity in virtual interactions. Also, our conversation will extend to the moral landscape surrounding GenAI, probing its involvement in both cyber offense and cyber-defense, and it will help explain the associated ethical challenges and potential safeguards.

Incorporating AI, focusing on genAI, into the economic landscape initiates a profound transformation in work dynamics, employment, and the broader job market. Addressing labor shortages in highly developed nations emerges as a complex undertaking, demanding meticulous consideration of both challenges and opportunities inherent in this transformative shift.

Areas of Concern are Job Displacement and the Nature of Work, Workforce Retraining and Educational Adaptation, and Economic Growth Trajectory

What are the challenges and opportunities related to job displacement and changes in work due to AI integration? How can we leverage AI for sustained economic growth while addressing challenges related to inequality and access to opportunities?


Rebecca Yeung

Corporate Vice President—Operations Science and Advanced Technology at FedEx

Dr. Paul M. Romer

BC Seidner University Professor and 2018 Nobel Laureate

Jessica Gelman

CEO and Co-Founder of Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR)

Mark your calendar for April 11th, 2024.
Reserve your seat now.


Boston College


Located just west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, Boston College is known for its highly regarded graduate programs and is consistently ranked as a top 40 school by U.S. News & World Report.

• Best Colleges, #36, National Universities, U.S. News & World Report
• Best College Values, #20, Kiplinger’s 2020
• America’s Top Colleges, #42, Forbes 2022