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Erik Brynjolfsson is an American academic. He is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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System Error
Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot
Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, Jeremy M. Weinstein - 2021-09-07
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A forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and outlines steps we can take to change course, renew our democracy, and save ourselves....
Erik Brynjolfsson
If you haven't already read it, here's your chance to read this wonderful book in paperback!      source
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The Society of Mind
Marvin Minsky - 1987-02-15 (first published in 1985)
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Marvin Minsky -- one of the fathers of computer science and cofounder of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT -- gives a revolutionary answer to the age-old question: "How does the mind work?" Minsky brilliantly portrays the mind as a "society" of tiny components that are themselves mindless. Mirroring his theory, Minsky boldly casts The S...
Erik Brynjolfsson
@bindureddy It's a fun book. One idea per page, building up a "society of ideas"      source
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The Hype Machine
How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health--and How We Must Adapt
Sinan Aral - 2020-09-15
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A landmark insider's tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical insights into the social media trends of the 2020 election and beyond"The most important book of the year . . . a lively, engaging masterpiece."--Erik Brynjolfsson, bestselling co-author of The Second Machi...
Erik Brynjolfsson
[email protected] is the world leader in research on social media and social contagion. His book is important, relevant and interesting. The more people read it, the better off we’ll all be. #SpreadTheWord      source
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Rebooting AI
Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
Gary Marcus - 2019-09-10
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Two leaders in the field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust AI. Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than we are led to believe. Professors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis have spent thei...
Erik Brynjolfsson
And if you can’t come to the talk, read the book: @GaryMarcus #AI      source
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The Worldly Philosophers
The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers
Robert L. Heilbroner - 1999-08-10 (first published in 1953)
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The Worldly Philosophers not only enables us to see more deeply into our history but helps us better understand our own times. In this seventh edition, Robert L. Heilbroner provides a new theme that connects thinkers as diverse as Adam Smith and Karl Marx. The theme is the common focus of their highly varied ideasnamely, the search to understand ho...
Erik Brynjolfsson
@AndrewWLo @DianeCoyle1859 Great book. I read it in high school and it kind of turned into an economist      source
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AI Superpowers
China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
Kai-fu Lee - 2018-09-25
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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. I...
Erik Brynjolfsson
Agree with @Benioff. For more detail, see @kaifulee's book:      source
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Turning Numbers into Knowledge
Mastering the Art of Problem Solving
Jonathan Garo Koomey - 2017-10-01 (first published in 2003)
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This book (intended for beginning analysts, students, and the people training them) bridges general business problem solving and mathematics for improved effectiveness in work and life. Full of tools for solving real-world problems, this new edition is an ideal training manual for those who are intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent ...
Erik Brynjolfsson
Love this book! If more people read "Turning Numbers into Knowledge" by @jgkoomey, we'd all see smarter tweets!      source
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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing
Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (The MIT Press)
Michael D. Smith - 2016-08-05
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Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's "House of Cards." Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had...
Erik Brynjolfsson
Here's a great book on the future of digital entertainment by Mike Smith and Rahul Telang      source