Dr. Mahoney is an applied microeconomist with an interest in health insurance and consumer credit markets. In addition to serving as an Assistant Professor and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow at Chicago's Booth School of Business, he is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
What are the consequences of a robot harming a human? Is the government engaging in ethical use of drones and AI systems for surveillance? Should there be guidelines for the sale, purchase, or treatment of robots? Will robots take away our jobs? To address some of these critical questions, Footnote is publishing a series of articles examining the benefits and concerns that surround robotics and artificial intelligence technologies and their emerging role in society.