[nexa] Rodrik: "Technology for All"

J.C. DE MARTIN demartin at polito.it
Mon Mar 9 19:14:18 CET 2020

Welcome to the club, Professor Rodrik! :-)


*Technology for All**
Mar 6, 2020


/Technological change does not follow its own direction, but rather is 
shaped by moral frames, incentives, and power. If we think more about 
how innovation can be directed to serve society, we can afford to worry 
less about how we should adjust to it.//
CAMBRIDGE – We live in a world with an ever-widening chasm between the 
skills of the “average” worker and the capabilities demanded by frontier 
technologies. Robots, software, and artificial intelligence have 
increased corporate profits and raised demand for skilled professionals. 
But they replace factory, sales, and clerical workers – hollowing out 
the traditional middle class. This “skills gap” contributes to deepening 
economic inequality and insecurity and ultimately to political 
polarization – the signal problems of our time.

Continua qui:


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