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🤖 AI and the Automation of Work from Benedict Evans
“ChatGPT and generative AI will change how we work, but how different is this to all the other waves of automation of the last 200 years? What does it mean for employment? Disruption? Coal consumption?”
🧠 Knowledge Series #5: APIs Explained from Department of Product
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are not always well understood but they play a critical role as the connective tissue between software applications. It’s through APIs that applications can communicate with each other. This helpful explainer from Department of Product demonstrates how APIs work and why they are important for businesses as users and developers of APIs. Subscription required for full access.
💸 Economists Exchange: Q&A with MIT economics professor David Autor on AI from Financial Times
“Autor, who has spent his career exploring how technological change affects jobs, wages and inequality, argues that the latest advances in AI come at a time when workers are in short supply. With the right design, AI can be used to make people’s skills more valuable, rather than to replace them.”