Ashwin Ittoo

Ashwin Ittoo is a professor at the University of Liège, Belgium. He works in the area of NLP and machine/deep learning methods applied to business analytics. He is an associate editor for Computers in Industry. His most recent research is in the areas of algorithmic collusion (AI &Law in general), NLP for requirements engineering & business process modelling, modelling customer behavior, and temporal topic models. He obtained his PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), and his Masters and Bachelors (Engineering) from the Nanyang Tech. University and the National University of Singapore (both in Singapore)

Pricing Algorithms Aren’t Colluding, Yet

Axel Gautier, Ashwin Ittoo, and Pieter van Cleynenbreugel write that the practice of pricing algorithms tacitly colluding remains theoretical for now, and technological obstacles render it very unlikely in the short term. However, regulators must still prepare for a future in which artificial intelligence achieves the necessary sophistication to collude.

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