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Renée Gosline Bio

Mom. Wife. Scientist. Professor. Speaker. Advisor. 

Dr. Renée Richardson Gosline is an award-winning Research Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the head of the Human-First AI group at MIT's Initiative on The Digital Economy. 

Renée has been named a Digital Fellow at Stanford’s Digital Economy Lab, an honoree on the Thinkers50 Radar List of thinkers who are “putting a dent in the universe,” one of the World’s Top 40 Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants, a 2024 NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) Inspire STEM honoree, and recognized by Inc. Magazine in 2024 as “one of the brightest minds in AI.”

Renée is a globally-recognized thinker on how AI affects human judgment. She has presented her research to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the OECD, and as a featured speaker at SXSW. Her work has been published in academic journals and books and been featured in international media outlets including The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, PBS, The Economist, Fast Company, NPR, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, and Psychology Today. She has written for practitioner audiences in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Conversation. 

Her forthcoming book, In Praise of Friction, examines how AI affects our experiences, and the importance of auditing our decision-making processes to minimize “bad friction” and leverage “beneficial friction.” In her research experiments she has examined: the persuasiveness of generative AI and human co-authorship; the impact of adding friction to generative AI to improve quality; when people are likely to exhibit algorithmic aversion or appreciation; how cognitive style predicts preference for AI versus human input; how technology affects performance via placebo effects; how consumers determine “real” from “fake” products; and the effects of storytelling in social media on trust and persuasion.

Renée enjoys teaching MBA and Executive Education classes, and specializes in AI CX strategy, creating a culture of experimentation, and Responsible AI. She has collaborated with and given keynotes for a variety of firms, including Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, Analog Devices Incorporated, TD Ameritrade, and Capgemini. Prior to academia, she was a marketing practitioner at LVMH Moet Hennessy and Leo Burnett.

She received her Undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees at Harvard University.

Renée serves on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation, the Executive Board of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) CX Council, the Scientific Affiliate Board of Ideas42, the advisory board of Sloan Management Review, and the Board of Directors of The Equity Alliance investment fund. She lives with her husband, son, and dog in Massachusetts and enjoys photographing them as often as they and her camera's battery will allow.


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