George Zarkadakis


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.

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The economy is more a messy, fractal living thing than a machine

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I m very grateful to every comment submitted, and thank you all for reacting to my article, and to the conversation topic. Both article and topic are effectively trying to stir a dialogue on predicting the future. And for this I would like to share with you an additional, more contextual, thought.

There was a time, not long ago, that predicting the future was not something that humans felt that were capable of. The future was something that God did. Since the 18th century however, and as the West became increasingly secularised, our “theory of history” took the characteristics of the scientific method: future events could be predicted by knowing past events. This theory is a good f...

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