Category Archives: Technology

Tim O’Reilly On The Future – Technology Wants To Solve Problems [video]

Tim O’Reilly chatting about how he sees the future.

“We have to design for different outcomes. We have to ask technology to create a better world.” – Tim O’Reilly

Tim Ferriss writes about Tim as follows:

Tim is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was pretty simple: “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. His company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue doing everything from online learning, book publishing, running conferences, urging companies to create more value than they capture, and trying to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

In ’93, Tim launched the first commercial website. In ’98, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed upon and helped the business world understand its emerging importance. Tim has now turned his attention and is very focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications, the on-demand economy, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world.

Read more and also listen to his interview:

Tim O’Reilly – The Trend Spotter

AI, automation & the economy: Jeff Sachs in conversation with Azeem Azhar

Great 45 minute podcast if you interested in tech, it’s influence on humanity and where it’s going.  Here’s the synopsis;

A discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Jeff is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on economic development; he advises the UN and a host of governments.

In a wide ranging podcast we talk about how technology has improved the lives of countless humans. We explore how automated systems will increasingly replace routine and highly-trained jobs. How will our societies cope with those changes? What will we do with the inequalities that will be increasingly produced by the technology revolution? What is the role of basic income? We even have some time to talk about Aristotle.