Ajay Agrawal

Founder, Creative Destruction Lab | Professor, Rotman School of Management

Ajay is a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, and Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto. He founded the Creative Destruction Lab and co-founded NEXT Canada, Kindred (industrial AI and robotics), and Sanctuary (humanoid synths with human-like intelligence). He co-authored the popular press book: Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Harvard Business Press, 2018), and co-edited the scholarly book: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda (University of Chicago Press, 2019). The Globe and Mail listed Ajay as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business.