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Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity

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Boxed lunches were provided.

The first 25 attendees at the event received a free copy of Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity


One thousand years of history combined with contemporary evidence make one thing clear: progress depends on the choices we make about technology. Throughout the world today, digital technologies and artificial intelligence undermine jobs and democracy through excessive automation, massive data collection, and intrusive surveillance.

It does not have to be this way, argues MIT economist Daron Acemoglu in his new book, “Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity.” Acemoglu demonstrated how the path of technology can be brought under control and wrested from the hands of a few hubristic tech leaders.

 

Agenda

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm
Welcome and Introduction

Veronica Guerrieri, Ronald E. Tarrson Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago

12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
Book Discussion

Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Author of, “Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity.”

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Audience Q&A