Friday, April 9, 2021

Machine Platform Crowd by McAfee and Brynjolfsson

This book’s full title is Machine Platform Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. There are three separate subjects of machines (i.e., computers),

Machine is talks about cheap and powerful computing and AI. Computers are expanding their capabilities. For example, they can now beat in the game of Go. Platform is about network platforms. Examples are Uber and Airbnb. The third section is about crowdsourcing. You can crowd source to do work or for funding. If you want to catch up on what is going on in the Tech world, this book might be for you.

Daniel Patton on YouTube reviews this book. He was not very pleased with it. Madanmohan Rao on Your Story writes a long and more positive review of this book. Wang Xiwen Wendy Medium also does a longest review and is pleased with this book.

Machine, Platform, Crowd with Erik Brynjolfsson talks on YouTube. This is a short video of under 10 minutes and a great overview of this book. Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee speak at Google. Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee speak at MIT under the MIT Sloan Expert Series. They are interviewed by Rebecca Knight. This 30 minutes session is the most interesting one.

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