University-Industry Knowledge Transfer and the Godfathers of Artificial Intelligence

A 4POINT0 project presentation & discussion

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Join us on October 20, 2022 for highlights of our 4POINT0 partner's research findings with researcher Margaret Dalziel (University of Waterloo - Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business) and her student Xiao (Mimosa) Zhao (University of Toronto).


University-industry knowledge transfer powers innovation. We consider the case of the godfathers of artificial intelligence and examine the factors that affect the ability of private technology developers to absorb and build upon their research. Using patent citations to godfather research as an indicator of knowledge transfer, we find strong effects where inventors were former co-inventors or co-authors of the godfathers, and that the emergence of deep learning shifts the locus of technological advancement from universities to large corporations.



Presented by:

Margaret Dalziel
University of Waterloo - Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

Xiao (Mimosa) Zhao
University of Toronto

This content has been updated on 2022-12-15 at 17 h 52 min.