John Lanchester, 5 March 2015
Show More The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
Norton, 306 pp., £17.99, January 2014, 978 0 393 23935 5Show More
Average Is Over: Powering America beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen.
Plume, 290 pp., £12.99, September 2014, 978 0 14 218111 9Show More
“... and futurism, and is discussed at length in both John Kelly and Steve Hamm’s Smart Machines and Tyler Cowen’s Average Is Over.2 Watson won, easily. Its performance wasn’t perfect: it thought Toronto was in the US, and when asked about a word with the double meaning ‘stylish elegance, or students who all graduated in the same year’, it answered ...”