Ajay Agrawal

Ajay Agrawal

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Ajay Agrawal is a renowned academic, entrepreneur, economist, mentor, and researcher. Agrawal is the Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, where he has served since 2003. At Rotman, he conducts research on the economics of artificial intelligence, science policy, entrepreneurial finance, and geography of innovation. He is the Founder and Academic Director of Creative Destruction Lab, where he oversees operations across multiple sites in Canada, Europea and the U.S. In addition to founding CDL, he is also the Co-Founder of Next Canada, a nonprofit organization that delivers The Next 36, Next AI, and Next Founders, all designed to support the commercialization of science via entrepreneurship. Agrawal is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto. He is the co-author of the bestselling book "Prediction Machines," which seeks to explain the role of AI in business and government.

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