Ajay Agrawal

Founder, Creative Destruction Lab

Ajay Agrawal is a professor at the University of Toronto and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He conducts research on the economics of science and innovation and recently coauthored Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence with Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb. He is founder of the Creative Destruction Lab, cofounder of NextAI, and cofounder of Kindred, a company that builds machines with human-like intelligence and that was named to The MIT Technology Review’s 50 Smartest Companies of 2017 as well as CB Insights’ AI 100 (2018). In 2017, The Globe & Mail listed Professor Agrawal as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business.