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AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Robert D. Atkinson New York Journal of Books
Kai-Fu Lee is a venture capitalist from China whose new book surveys the impact and future of Artificial Intelligence on his society as well its prospects in Western countries. Reviewer Atkinson offers a mixed assessment.

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"The Second Machine Age" by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

Steven Pearlstein Washington Post
"The Second Machine Age," by MIT professors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, has gotten a lot of attention for its bold predictions of a forthcoming giant leap forward in the kinds of tasks that smart machines (robots) will be capable of performing. This could have a major impact on the nature of work, the number of jobs, the kinds of jobs, and the kind of society we will have in the future.
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