Mark Esposito
Mark Esposito
Contributor, The Yuan

Mark Esposito, a professor of Business and Economics with appointments at Hult International Business School and Harvard University, is a co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech and a fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai and Judge Business School in Cambridge.

Persuasive AI threatens society, democracy - even humanity itself
What is needed to change a person’s mind? As GenAI becomes more embedded in customer-facing systems such as human-like phone calls or online chatbots, this ethical question must be widely addressed - especially given AI’s tendency to conduce the spread of disinformation.
Who will establish ethics for the metaverse?
Much has been made of the metaverse and its potential to change the world, though in many ways it is still a thing of the future. Some of its logistical hurdles and potentially negative aspects also need to be ironed out, as do misconceptions about what it actually is.
Imagining a Global Digital Order
In the absence of universal basic standards and rules for how data is used and how digital markets operate, the world risks missing out on potential solutions to global problems that new technologies have to offer. The leading digital powers must recognize that more alignment is in everyone's best interest.
Digital Revolution is Eating its Young
New era
Massive online platforms have spawned numerous virtual marketplaces, opening a gap between the real and digital economy. Driving more people online for goods, services and work, the pandemic is widening it. The new digital industrial complex will hamper market efficiency, with the placement of real-economy assets below digital financial assets inducing a K-shaped corporate recovery in which digital firms can grow without limit, while others are bounded by the finite conditions under which they operate.
Mark Esposito  |  Sep 03, 2021
Who Should Decide How Algorithms Decide?
The MIT-hosted ‘Moral Machine’ study has surveyed public preferences regarding how AI applications should behave in various settings over the past few years. One conclusion from the data is that when an autonomous vehicle encounters a life-or-death scenario, how one thinks it should respond depends largely on where one is from, and what one knows about the pedestrians or passengers involved. It is more complicated than one might think.