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    • Harnessing Our Digital Future
    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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    We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd.

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    • Both How AND Why for Techies

    • By Dan Collins on 08-11-17

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    • The Second Machine Age

    • Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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    In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.

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    • Good for the periphery

    • By Chris Lunt on 03-02-14

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    • Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can’t

    • By: Andrew Mcafee, Erik Brynjolfsson
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Where Computers Defeat Humans, and Where They Can’t" is from March 15, 2016, Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew Mcafee and Erik Brynjolfsson and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Will Humans Go the Way of Horses?

    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 mins
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    The debate over what technology does to work, jobs, and wages is as old as the industrial era itself. In the second decade of the nineteenth century, a group of English textile workers called the Luddites protested the introduction of spinning frames and power looms, machines of the nascent Industrial Revolution that threatened to leave them without jobs. Since then, each new burst of technological progress has brought with it another wave of concern about a possible mass displacement of labor.

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    • Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 32 mins
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    The authors write that studies of corporate performance reveal a growing link between certain kinds of technology investments and intensifying competitiveness.

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    • New World Order

    • Labor, Capital, and Ideas in the Power Law Economy
    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Machines are substituting for more types of human labor than ever before. This means that the real winners of the future will be neither the providers of cheap labor nor the owners of ordinary capital, but rather those who can innovate and create new products, services, and business models.

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    • Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the Economy

    • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Xiang Hui, Meng Liu
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    After half a century of hype and false starts, artificial intelligence may finally be starting to transform the U.S. economy. An example is machine translation, as we found when analyzing eBay’s deployment in 2014 of an AI-based tool that learned to translate by digesting millions of lines of eBay data and data from the Web. The aim is to allow eBay sellers and buyers in different countries to more easily connect with one another. The tool detects the location of an eBay user’s Internet Protocol address in, say, a Spanish-speaking country and automatically translates the English title of the eBay offering.

    "Artificial Intelligence Can Transform the Economy" is from the September 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erik Brynjolfsson, Xiang Hui and Meng Liu and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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