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Byron Reese

Byron Reese

CEO, Publisher of Gigaom


Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of the technology research company Gigaom, and the founder of several high-tech companies. He has spent the better part of his life exploring the interplay of technology with human history. He is the author of the books "Infinite Progress"; "How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War"; and “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity,” which was on JP Morgan’s Summer Reading List from 2018 and is a Gary’s Book Club pick for CES 2019. Reese lives in Austin, Texas.

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The Great Myth of the AI Skills Gap

One of the most contentious debates in technology is around the question of automation and jobs. At issue is whether advances in automation, specifically with regards to artificial intelligence and robotics, will spell trouble...

AI Will Create Millions More Jobs Than It Will Destroy. Here’s How

In the past few years, artificial intelligence has advanced so quickly that it now seems hardly a month goes by without a newsworthy AI breakthrough. In areas as wide-ranging as speech translation, medical diagnosis,...

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