Andrew McAfee, Eric Brynjolfsson

The Second Machine Age

Andrew McAfee, Eric Brynjolfsson

Talk: The Second Machine Age

In recent years, computers have learned to diagnose diseases, drive cars, write clean prose, and win at Jeopardy!. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty, but in their wake median income has stagnated and the share of the population with jobs has fallen. MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces driving this reinvention of our economy and chart a path toward future prosperity. Businesses and individuals, they argue, must learn to race with machines. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will radically alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

Andrew Mcafee

Andrew McAfee is co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and the associate director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management, studying the ways information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole.

Eric Brynjolfsson

Eric Brynjolfsson is an American academic at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the 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, known for his contributions to the world of IT Productivity research and work on the economics of information more generally.

The Second Machine Age

A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

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