The Autonomous Economy


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One of the founders of complexity economics, W. Brian Arthur, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how artificial intelligence is ushering us into the age of the autonomous economy with radical implications for our society.

In this podcast, Brian and Azeem also discuss:

  • Why the decision-making ability of AI will have a different class of impact on the economy than previous ‘landmark’ technologies like the printing press.
  • Whether it is possible to have publicly available decision-making enabled by artificial intelligence outside the proprietary enclaves of Silicon Valley monopolies.
  • Increasing Returns Theory and how to generate good governance in a digital economy with dominant market actors.

Further reading:

W. Brian Arthur
Azeem Azhar @azeem

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