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Nicholas Agar

Nicholas Agar

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Nicholas Agar is Professor of Ethics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has written extensively on the human consequences of technological change. His latest book is How to Be Human in the Digital Economy.

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  1. PS Say More: Nicholas Agar
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    PS Say More: Nicholas Agar

    May 26, 2020 Nicholas Agar emphasizes the importance of unchosen social interactions, warns that technology cannot replace them, and wonders whether COVID-19 is enough of a shock to improve the lives of poor people in the long term.

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    Globalizing the Fight Against the Pandemic

    Carlos Alvarado Quesada & Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    As a global problem that will remain a threat everywhere as long as it is still present anywhere, the novel coronavirus demands a collective and collaborative response. With a new COVID-19 Technology Access Pool to share data and intellectual property, all countries and companies now have a chance to become a part of the solution.

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    China’s Hong Kong Gamble

    The Chinese government’s decision to impose a draconian new security law on the city has sparked a fresh wave of local protests and triggered hostile reactions around the world. The measure will have dramatic consequences for Hong Kong and its people – but potentially for China’s communist regime, too.

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    The Art of AI

    Project Syndicate interviews

    As the world enters a new decade, research and development into artificial intelligence is barreling forward. Although popular narratives tend to focus on the threats posed by AI, the truth is that many of the technology's dangers have been overhyped, and its promises neglected.

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