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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