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Andrew McAfee
Curious about the impact of technology. Author of "More from Less" and coauthor of "The Second Machine Age" and "Machine | Platform | Crowd."
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Luis von Ahn 17h
Awesome ads in the London tube!
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Erik Brynjolfsson 17h
.⁦⁩: In “Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius: Implications for Wages, Interest Rates, and Growth,” ⁦⁩ & suggest policies more “high-skill immigration, creative skills in education and access to universities.”
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Andrew McAfee 18h
"Properly incentivized capitalism is the key to solving the problems caused by climate change." +>>1 to this, although as I argue in "More from Less" incentives to tackle pollution come from the gov, e.g. in the form of a carbon tax.
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Andrew McAfee 18h
I very much doubt that you are (and hope that you are not).
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James Pethokoukis Sep 20
“Mr. President, housing prices are collapsing, the banks are going bust, and we’re losing a half million jobs a month! What should we do?” “Time to break up Google.”
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Andrew McAfee 23h
“big banks can’t continue to carry an army of well-paid bankers while tech-savvy competitors undercut their fees.”
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Philip E. Tetlock 24h
“Enlightenment Now” requires taking a long view of progress. Still, it is tad disappointing how many debates in the 21st century reduce to this… Creative tension between Sapolsky pessimism vs. Pinker optimism
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Philip E. Tetlock 23h
Forecasting error can be partitioned into bias and noise (systematic mistakes, e.g. over-confidence, vs random ones. Latest Kahneman insight: Filtering out noise in our judgments is often a faster cheaper way to improve accuracy than combating biases
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Andrew McAfee Sep 20
Replying to @ne0liberal
“Build” by the Housemartins (but unironically)
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MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Sep 20
Congrats to 2019 Africa winners: Skills development & opportunity matching: . Financial Inclusion: . Technology Access: & Income Growth & Job Creation: See you on Nov 21!
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Garry Kasparov Sep 20
Maybe I'm old fashioned or just old, but it's nice to see my writing in print, not just online! In today's Washington Post if you also appreciate paper.
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Stephen Foley Sep 20
Big moment! Google claims to have reached quantum supremacy, taking 3 mins to do a calculation classical computers would take 10,000 YEARS to do.
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Branko Milanovic Sep 20
Anna Akhmatova museum in St Petersburg is an absolute jewel. The intersections between the Silver Age, two World Wars, "love triangle", Leningrad blockade, the Great Terror, Anna's letter to Stalin to save her son (the original is there),
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Vitor Pamplona Sep 20
Replying to @amcafee
It also highlights how context matters for languages. It translated using a sentence structure that would suggest you are organizing an event and you are looking for a professional event organizer to hire for your event.
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Andrew McAfee Sep 20
When Google Translate saves your butt
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Andrew McAfee Sep 20
Important research, encouraging result: more required math in HS —> higher later incomes for black students. Honest Q: does similarly solid research exist about the returns to a liberal arts education?
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Andrew McAfee Sep 20
Replying to @MaxCRoser
... and in at least one upcoming book... 😉
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Andrew McAfee Sep 19
Replying to @jacopogio
Nope
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Andrew McAfee Sep 19
"Daimler’s current generation of internal combustion engines... will likely be the last gas and diesel engines that the automaker will produce."
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Rana Foroohar Sep 19
Friends, my new book "Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us" will be out Nov 5. I hope to see some of you on book tour. In the meantime, please check out my new website: . 'tbeevil
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