Interview with Andrew McAfee

INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW MCAFEE

MIT’s Andrew McAfee is one of the world’s most influential thinkers working in issues at the intersection of technology, the economy, and society.  He is a principal research scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the cofounder and co-director of the MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy.

McAfee’s 2014 book The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, co-authored with his MIT colleague Erik Brynjolfsson, argues that we are entering a a time where technology – in particular the automation of cognitive tasks – will impact society in a scale comparable to the impact of the “First Machine Age,” or Industrial Revolution. Read more here.


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