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Kenneth Rogoff
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  • ECONOMICS, China, Technology, Innovation

    Phillip Ball, "China’s great leap forward in science"

    The Guardian - 18 Feb 2018

    For quite a while, the Chinese authorities have been pursuing scientific dominance with systematic resolve. Their massive investment is now paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space, so much so that it may be edging ahead of the west. This article makes clear that "The patronizing old idea that China, like the rest of East Asia, can imitate but not innovate is certainly false now”. In an increasing number of scientific fields, China is starting to set the pace for others to follow (reads in 9-12 min.).

    Published in Weekly selection 23 February 2018

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  • ECONOMICS, Inequalities, Technology, Innovation, SOCIETY, Social unrest

    Kevin Rose, "His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming"

    The New York Times - metered paywall - 10 Feb 2018

    This is a sign of things to come… As the angst against tech in general and AI in particular keeps mounting, more politicians (or aspiring ones, like the businessman in this article who is a contender for the next US Presidential election) will focus their campaign on the ‘robot apocalypse’. They will propose radical and less radical measures (such as UBI) to fend off the coming robots. Watch this space! (reads in 6-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 23 February 2018

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  • Technology, Innovation

    Tom Simonite, "The Wired Guide to Artificial Intelligence"

    Wired - 1 Feb 2018

    A few days ago, Google CEO said in Davos that AI is more important than the discovery of fire… That may be a bit overhyped but it’s essential to understand what AI is all about. This article does a great job at explaining in digestible terms why it matters so much. Supersmart algorithms won't take all the jobs, but they are learning faster than ever, doing everything from medical diagnostics to serving up ads (reads in 6-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 2 February 2018

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