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George Zarkadakis
Writer

George Zarkadakis is a science writer, novelist and artificial intelligence engineer. His latest book is In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence (Rider Books, 2016).  He is currently helping build a blockchain-based open protocol to democratize AI and enable self-sovereignty of data. He is also writing a new book on AI and politics. He lives in London.

Written by George Zarkadakis

Essay/
Future of technology
Do platforms work?

The distributed network has gobbled the hierarchical firm. Only by seizing the platform can workers avoid digital serfdom

George Zarkadakis

Essay/
Religion
Ladder to heaven

I have turned away from the church but, up on Mount Athos, I turned on to the mysteries of Orthodox meditation

George Zarkadakis

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Beauty and aesthetics
Love machines

From Pygmalion to Bladerunner, we keep falling for our robot creations. But then, what else is AI good for?

George Zarkadakis

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