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The Puzzling Personal Productivity Paradox

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Yet, despite these impressive advances, for most of this period economies around the world have been stuck in an era of slow productivity growth. Opinions abound, but in the end, there’s no consensus on the causes of this apparent productivity paradox , on how long the slowdown will likely last, or on what to do about it. A few contend that there’s been a fundamental decline in innovation and productivity over the past few decades, compared to the period between 1870 and 1970.

The Current State of AI Adoption

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

AI advances have the potential to increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $14-15 trillion contribution to the world’s economy, and an annual average contribution to productivity growth of about 1.2 AI marketplace adoption will likely follow a typical S curve pattern , - that is, a relatively slow start in the early years, followed by a steep acceleration as the technology matures and firms learn how to best leverage AI for business value.

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metamodernity

Harold Jarche

To an older culture, a newer one often looks amoral, as morality guides older cultures. To a newer culture, older cultures appear to be primitive, lacking complexity. But each culture has its pros and cons. Egan connects this stage with the desire to explore the limits of reality, an interest in the transcendent qualities of things, and “engagement with knowledge represented as a product of human emotions and intentions”.

Your Art, My Art

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

arts and culture website. What they have in common is that the woman in both cases - or, at least, the image of the woman - is the 'product' being sold. December 31, 1983, production company?: ?Fairbanks For the eleventh selection we have two works by Barbara Kruger’s “Untitled (When I hear the word culture, I take out my check book)” (1985); “Untitled (I Shop Therefore I Am)” (1987). There's a lot going on in Rabbit that helps make it a cultural icon.

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The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

billion in 2019; YouTube grew from 20 million users in 2006 to around 2 billion in 2019; and WhatsApp from 300 million users in 2013 to also around 2 billion.

Are We Becoming a Decadent, Stagnating Society?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Decadence is generally associated with moral and/or cultural decline as well as with self-indulgent behavior. How about the slow productivity and economic growth? In recent years we’ve seen a different pattern emerge: the pattern of more from less.”.

Reflections on the Later Stages of Our Careers

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, the essay explains why in July of 2019 at the age of 55, he concluded that it was time to resign his decades-long position as president of the prestigious American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to join the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Why Some AI Efforts Succeed While Many Fail

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Winning with AI , - a 2019 report based on a survey jointly conducted by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group , - found that 90% of respondents agree that AI represents a business opportunity for their company. To help answer these questions, the study looked for patterns in the survey data and in the executive interviews to uncover what the companies that are succeeding with AI are doing.

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Educational Research in Learning Technology

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

But community itself is a value, especially when it becomes possible to develop learning communities that span regions and cultures. Unfortunately, ‘the vast array of literature involving learning technology evaluation makes it challenging to acquire an accurate sense of the different aspects of learning that are evaluated, and the possible approaches that can be used to evaluate them’ (Lai & Bower, 2019). 2019) which caught my eye.

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Individuals and firms must develop a ‘culture of integrity’ that permeates all levels of operations.” 2019) Ethical Codes As Standards of Conduct While ethics commonly applies to people in general, there is a specific class of ethics that applies to people by virtue of their membership in a professional group. Modern analytics is based mostly in machine learning and neural networks, and these in turn provide algorithms for pattern recognition, regression, and clustering.