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James Manyika

James Manyika

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James Manyika, Senior Vice President of Research, Technology, and Society at Google/Alphabet, is a member of the Executive Committee of the UN High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence.

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  1. What Global AI Governance Must Do
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    What Global AI Governance Must Do

    Dec 21, 2023 Carme Artigas, et al. propose five principles to maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks of the technology.

  2. The Coming AI Spring
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    The Coming AI Spring

    Oct 14, 2019 James Manyika & Jacques Bughin highlight the huge potential benefits and the inevitable challenges arising from artificial intelligence.

  3. Solving the Productivity Puzzle
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    Solving the Productivity Puzzle

    May 9, 2018 James Manyika & Myron Scholes identify three outstanding features of the current version of the famous Solow Paradox.

  4. When Globalization Goes Digital
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    When Globalization Goes Digital

    Jun 24, 2016 Martin Neil Baily & James Manyika argue that a world in which flows of data outstrip flows of goods puts the US at a clear advantage.

  5. Putting Profits in Perspective
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    Putting Profits in Perspective

    May 27, 2016 Laura Tyson & James Manyika reckon with concerns that high profits among US firms are the result of anticompetitive practices.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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