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Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

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Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., is a visiting professor at University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us (Harper Business, 2017).

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  1. Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more
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    Tim O'Reilly on AI development, regulation, copyright lawsuits, and more

    Feb 20, 2024 Tim O'Reilly shows how the imperatives of modern capitalism impede the development of broadly beneficial artificial intelligence, criticizes prevailing regulatory approaches to data privacy, considers how Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos went from value-creators to value-extractors, and more.

  2. AI’s Copyright Problem Is Fixable
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    AI’s Copyright Problem Is Fixable

    Dec 8, 2023 Mike Loukides & Tim O'Reilly show how to trace the provenance of generative models’ output and compensate human authors accordingly.

  3. How to Think About the Future of Technology
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    How to Think About the Future of Technology

    Mar 13, 2023 Tim O'Reilly proposes five ways to distinguish productive from unproductive speculative investment.

  4. Reimagining the Platform Economy
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    Reimagining the Platform Economy

    Feb 5, 2021 Mariana Mazzucato, et al. shine a spotlight on the critical issue of how value is created and allocated in the digital world.

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    Industrial Policy Is a Nostalgic Pipe Dream

    James K. Galbraith

    To address the public’s anger after four decades of neoliberalism, progressive and center-left economists are calling for innovation to create wealth “for the many” and to deal with climate change, while also reducing market concentration and power. Unfortunately, they are mistaken about where the real problem lies.

    thinks a new economic-policy consensus among center-left economists largely misses the point.
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    Tariffs on Chinese Cleantech Jeopardize the Green Transition

    Jeffrey Frankel warns that US and EU efforts to protect domestic industries from low-cost competition could backfire.
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    Ending the Protectionist Scourge Would Benefit All

    Anne O. Krueger emphasizes the urgency of restoring an open multilateral trading system.
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    Todd G. Buchholz on US debt, Chinese trade practices, industrial policy, and more

    Todd G. Buchholz points out that not all the reasons for the US economy’s strong performance are positive, highlights the limits of antitrust enforcement, suggests that China is undermining both its own future growth and the world trading apparatus, and more.
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    Encouraging Work Is the Right Policy Response to AI

    Michael R. Strain explains why the advent of highly capable machines cannot deliver human flourishing.
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    Europe’s Future Now Lies With France

    Joschka Fischer considers what a neo-nationalist French government would mean for Europe and its place in the world.
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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana

    Although the far right's latest electoral gains were not driven primarily by an opposition to climate policies, they will have deleterious effects on Europe's green transition over the next five years. The immediate lesson for climate campaigners is that they have a messaging problem.

    explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.

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