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Will machines take your job? Information technology expert and self-professed “digital optimist” Andrew McAfee says yes. But, he explains, the shift will mean a brighter future for all. Alleviating poverty and human suffering are among the benefits of the digital revolution, says McAfee. getAbstract recommends his presentation for its optimistic take on the rise of machines.

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  • How digital technologies are displacing workers and
  • What social and economic benefits this will bring.
 

About the Speaker

Andrew McAfee is a researcher for the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He wrote Enterprise 2.0 and co-wrote Race Against the Machine.

 

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Business profits are swelling, and corporate spending on technology has reached a new high. Yet despite these signs of fiscal health, hiring continues to stall. Evolving digital technologies have...

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