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g-f(2)2212 AI Literacy: Equipping Leaders for the Future


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The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming every aspect of our lives, and leadership is no exception.  In today's dynamic landscape, staying ahead of the curve requires a new kind of literacy: AI literacy.  This post explores the importance of AI literacy for executives and offers a powerful image to capture this crucial concept.

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"Leaders who embrace the discomfort of continuous learning in AI will be best positioned to thrive in the age of intelligent machines." — Fernando Machuca and Bard (Gemini), April 10, 2024

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The article "Why Executives Can't Get Comfortable With AI" from MIT Sloan Management Review highlights the critical need for AI literacy among leaders.  AI is a rapidly evolving field with diverse applications impacting various functions within organizations.  To leverage its full potential and navigate the disruptions it brings, executives must develop a foundational understanding of AI principles.  This requires a commitment to continuous learning and the ability to embrace the discomfort that comes with staying informed. The authors suggest that discomfort with AI should be a "habit" for leaders, prompting them to seek ongoing learning opportunities.  By embracing AI literacy, leaders can ensure they are well-equipped to make informed decisions, leverage AI for competitive advantage, and ultimately, thrive in the age of intelligent machines.

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Marc PinskiMonideepa Tarafdar, and Alexander BenlianWhy Executives Can’t Get Comfortable With AIMIT Sloan Management Review, April 9, 2024.


Marc Pinski is an information systems researcher at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Monideepa Tarafdar is the Charles J. Dockendorff Endowed Professor of Information Systems at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. Alexander Benlian is the Chaired Professor of Information Systems and Electronic Services at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Marc Pinski

Marc Pinski is an Information Systems Researcher at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany³. He holds a Master of Science degree¹². As a part of the Information Systems and Electronic Services (ISE) team at the university, he contributes to the field with his research¹².

His work involves a wide range of research interests and teaching responsibilities¹². He has also contributed to several publications¹². More specific details about his research interests, teaching responsibilities, and publications can be found on his profile on the university's website¹².

Source: Conversation with Bing, 4/11/2024

(1) Why Executives Can’t Get Comfortable With AI - MIT Sloan Management ....

(2) Marc Pinski - Information Systems and Electronic Services – TU Darmstadt.

(3) Marc Pinski - ISE – Information Systems and Electronic Services – TU ....

Monideepa Tarafdar

Monideepa Tarafdar is the Charles J. Dockendorff Endowed Professor of Information Systems at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management¹². She also serves as the PhD Coordinator in Information Systems Operations & Information Management¹.

Educated in India, she studied physics, math, and chemistry as an undergraduate and earned a master’s degree in engineering³. She holds a PhD in Management, specializing in information systems and strategy, from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India¹²³.

Before joining the University of Massachusetts, she taught at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and Lancaster University in England²³. She has held various academic appointments, including Visiting Scholar at The London School of Economics and Political Science, Senior Fellow at Wiezenbaum Internet Institute, Berlin, and Co-Director of the Highwire Doctoral Training Program at Lancaster University².

Her research interests include AI and hiring/recruitment bias, maladaptive and motivational use of IS, enterprise artificial intelligence, information systems strategy and business innovation, information systems in operations and supply chain management, and healthcare operations². She has received competitive external funding of more than 1.5 million USD as Principle Investigator².

She has received several awards for her research and service, including best paper awards from AIS, INFORMS, Elsevier, and Decision Sciences Institute, and service awards from AIS, INFORMS, and ACM¹². She also serves as a Scientific Advisor for Unplug, Dublin, Ireland².

Source: Conversation with Bing, 4/11/2024

(1) Monideepa Tarafdar : Isenberg School of Management : UMass Amherst.


(3) Monideepa Tarafdar : UMass Amherst.

(4) Tarafdar, Monideepa — The programme.

Alexander Benlian

Professor Alexander Benlian is the Director of the Endowed Chair for Information Systems & Electronic Services at the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)¹. He has held this position since 2012¹. Prior to this, he was at the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), where he received his PhD and worked as an Assistant Professor¹.

In addition to his role at TU Darmstadt, he is also a faculty member at Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, teaching MBA courses in the Master of Digital Transformation Management¹. His research interests include algorithmic management's role in evolving business landscapes, from traditional to platform organizations, the digital metamorphosis of the workplace, and collaborative dynamics between humans and AI¹.

He has cooperated with scholars and companies around the globe in several research and consulting projects¹. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner-oriented journals like MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Service Research, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly Executive, Harvard Business Manager, and several others¹.

According to national and international research rankings, he is regularly among the top 1% of Information Systems scholars worldwide¹.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 4/11/2024

(1) Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian - ISE - TU Darmstadt.

(2) Alexander Benlian | Home Page.

(3) Prof. Dr. Alexander Benlian - ISE - TU Darmstadt.

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