Vasant Dhar is a Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the Big Data journal. He is also the founder of SCT Capital Management, a machine learning based investment entity in New York City that implements a systematic process of knowledge discovery to make trading decisions autonomously. Dhar’s research and practice address the following question: when should we trust machines with decisions? His answers are based on 25 years of experience with building autonomous machine-learning-based predictive systems in domains including finance, healthcare, and primary education. Dhar has written over 100 research articles in academic journals and writes regularly about current issues related to Artificial Intelligence in the media that includes the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wired.