Talk & Discussion

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future

11 Jul 2017

 / 6:00pm to 8:00pm
 / Free
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Hear from MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson – authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age – on their new book, Machine Platform Crowd, in which they deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it.

In these strange times – where a machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human, where upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia and where ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs – McAfee and Brynjolfsson argue that we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd.

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All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.