Daniel Araya: Tim O’Reilly on Algorithmic Regulation

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Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

Interview: Tim O’Reilly talks algorithmic regulation, cyber-terrorism, and why he doesn’t like the term “automation”


We’ve made a massive mistake with technology over the past three or four decades, using it to automate jobs and replace workers, rather than using it to augment workers and give them amazing new capabilities to do things that couldn’t be done before.

“Algorithmic regulation” takes nothing away from human governance. In an ideal world it will make our regulatory systems more effective and responsive. But in order to get to that ideal world, we need to have government officials who know how technology works, and who can take the lessons of the modern world into government.

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