Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Out Digital Future
Title: Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Out Digital Future
ISBN13: 978-0393254297
Published: June 27, 2017
Page Count: 408
An examination of the growing importance of machine learning and the displacement of human labor, the central role played by platforms  that join producers and consumers, and the crowd-sourced resources that are increasingly available beyond organizational boundaries. 

  • Chapter 2 is a good reading for the institutions section of the Data, Learning, and Society course.

  • Chapter 3 provides a good discussion of the AI camps.

  • Chapter 5 includes discussion of the use of Watson to generate new theory and hypotheses. This could be very useful for thinking about the future of research.

  • Chapter 6 includes a good discussion of changes in publishing and the music distributed through the network.

  • Chapter 7 covers platforms and highlights the iPhone and apps as an example worth considering for a possible educational application.

  • Chapter 8 includes the examples of ClassPass, Postmates, and Rent the Runway.

  • Chapter 9 considers products that stay off platforms. Soul Cycle, ClassPass

  • Chapter 10 covers Linux as crowd sourced development.

  • Chapter 11 on decentralization and innovation,

  • Chapter 12 includes a discussion of block chain as a decentralization strategy

  • Chapter 13 highlights some advantages of companies

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