The second season of the Spartan BizCast podcast kicks off with a dive into why self-driving cars could be equivalent to releasing “robots in the wild” onto our streets and in our cities.

Spartan BizCast logoThe episode, co-hosted by Shana Redd and Don Conlon, features Brian Pentland, the Main Street Capital Partners Intellectual Capital Endowed Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. He is also the faculty director of the Center for Business and Social Analytics at MSU.

In discussing the nexus of technology and society, Pentland provides insight into how autonomous vehicles will change not just how we get around, but how we live, and who benefits.

The Spartan BizCast interviews faculty from the six academic departments at the Eli Broad College of Business on pressing issues and topics of interest to the general public, or timed to current events you see in the news.

The newest episode — and all future episodes — are available on the Spartan BizCast home page.

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