Reviews

  • Bloomberg (Noah Smith, 16 August 2018): "[C]onsidering the scope of their task, Agrawal et al. do an excellent job."

  • strategy+business (Theodore Kinni, 8 August 2018): "For its engaging mix of insight and practical advice, Prediction Machines gets my vote for one of the must-reads on the topic."

  • New York Times (Ina Fried, 9 July 2018): "Compared w the amount of ink spilled over the prospect of artificial general intelligence...there’s been much less attention to the smaller changes already happening in the realm of AI & their quite profound economic implications. Enter Prediction Machines."

  • San Francisco Review of Books (Robert Morris, 30 June 2018): "As they correctly suggest, their emphasis is on trade-offs: 'More data means less privacy. More speed means less accuracy. More autonomy means less control…The best strategy for your company or career or country will depend on how you weigh each side of every trade-off.'"

  • Forbes (Adi Gaskell, 4 June 2018): "[F]raming AI in terms of its predictive capabilities is not only a realistic portrayal of its capabilities today, but also one that business leaders can both understand and act upon. For that alone, the book is worth reading."

  • Associations Now (Kristin Clark, 1 June 2018): "It’s a surprisingly readable manual that may guide even skeptics to the “a-ha” moment of affirmation."

  • The Undercover Economist (Tim Harford, 30 April 2018): "But being cheap can transform the world. “Prediction Machines” gratifyingly chimes with this idea. ...As a bonus, the book has lots of good examples and is written clearly. I learned a lot."

  • Overcoming Bias (Robin Hansen, 20 April 2018): "Five years later, we haven’t yet seen changes remotely this big. And a new book is now a worthy successor to Information Rules."

  • Irish Tech News (Simon Cocking, 23 March 2018): "After an early round of books with grand and large predictions of what AI can and can’t do, this book is a good, grounded analysis of what we can expect to see in the near future.

Media Mentions

  • Health Care Analytics News Podcast: “Implementing AI is simpler than you think” (14 September 2018)

  • Economia: "Between the lines" (4 September 2018)

  • DZone: "Tackling the risks of prediction machines" (1 September 2018)

  • ORF Interview: "Avi Goldfarb on prediction machines" (29 August 2018)

  • The Enterprisers Project: "AI Bootcamp: 10 books to get up to speed" (27 August 2018)

  • The Not Unreasonable Podcast: "Joshua Gans on Prediction Machines" (22 August 2018)

  • Global Brains Podcast: "Prediction machines meet judgment" (22 August 2018)

  • Money Week: "There's nothing to fear from the rise of the machines" (26 July 2018)

  • EFT Trends: "How AI will change your life, business and the economy" (25 July 2018)

  • Manufacturing Business Technology: "Predicting a rise in predictive technology" (24 July 2018)

  • Foreign Policy: "Then they came for the lawyers" (16 July 2018)

  • Business Insider: "22 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read this summer" (15 July 2018)

  • Forbes: "The Economics of Artificial Intelligence -- How cheap predictions will change the world" (10 July 2018)

  • Market Meditations Podcast: "What does AI mean for my business. The economics of it all ..." (8 July 2018)

  • Handelsblatt: "Why AI is as important as electricity" (6 July 2018)

  • Politico: "What Politicos are reading this summer" (4 July 2018)

  • Techristic: "AI Ecosystem in Toronto a Model" (3 July 2018)

  • Business Digest: "AI: The ally that will boost your predictions" (28 June 2018)

  • Fast Company: "How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet" (27 June 2018)

  • Engineering & Technology: "Book Interview: Joshua Gans, 'Prediction Machines'" (25 June 2018)

  • BNN Bloomberg MoneyTalk: "The Future of AI" (25 June 2018)

  • Obserwator Finance: "How artificial intelligence changes business" (24 June 2018)

  • The Economist: "How an algorithm may decide your career" (23 June 2018)

  • Bloomberg: "Six books worth reading this summer" (21 June 2018)

  • The Scotsman: "How machine learning is transforming the stock exchange" (21 June 2018)

  • Sydney Morning Herald: "Everyone except the government knows childcare isn't predictable" (18 June 2018)

  • Economia: "On the road to autonomous driving" (15 June 2018)

  • NRC.nl: "Singularity? AI is far from there" (15 June 2018)

  • Forbes: "How AI can help leaders make better decisions" (14 June 2018)

  • AdWeek: "Q&A: Author Avi Goldfarb on How AI Will Change the World—Without Sci-Fi Glamour" (13 June 2018)

  • Getting Better Podcast: "With Ajay Agrawal" (13 June 2018)

  • Ideas for Leaders Podcast: "Joshua Gans on Prediction Machines" (12 June 2018)

  • The Stack: "How the UK will approach artificial intelligence job disruption" (11 June 2018)

  • The Economist: "The market for driverless cars will head towards monopoly" (9 June 2018)

  • Scaling up Business Podcast: "Why Should AI Matter to You" (8 June 2018)

  • BBC World Service: "Avi Goldfarb on AI" (37 minutes in) (3 June 2018)

  • HR Examiner: "Can HR become a prediction machine? Rethinking AI and talent" (30 May 2018)

  • CBC News: "After years hidden in the background, artificial intelligence is getting pushy" (22 May 2018)

  • HBR IdeaCast: "How AI is making prediction cheaper" (22 May 2018)

  • MoneyLife Show: "The Book Interview" (16 May 2018)

  • AmEx Open Forum: "AI in Business: How Artificial Intelligence May Benefit Your Company" (11 May 2018)

  • Financial Times: "Cheap innovations are often better than magical ones" (4 May 2018)

  • CNBC: "China is determined to steal the AI crown from the US and nothing, not even a trade war, will stop it" (4 May 2018)

  • BigThink: "Why AI's true potential is learning to read the future" (4 May 2018)

  • Globe and Mail: "As AI goes corporate, startups look to prove themselves" (27 April 2018)

  • Hindustan Times: "India could be the data hub for the AI arrival" (27 April 2018)

  • Skip Pritchard Leadership Insights: "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence" (27 April 2018)

  • BNN Business Day: "Prediction Machines: The Current Wave of AI" (26 April 2018)

  • Bloomberg Benchmark Podcast: "How Artificial Intelligence is Taking over the Economy" (25 April 2018)

  • CSPAN: "Prediction Machines" (18 April 2018)

  • HR Happy Hour Podcast: "Understanding AI for HR" (18 April 2018)

  • 800CEORead: "Business Books to Watch in April" (10 April 2018)

  • The Economist: "Non-tech businesses are beginning to use artificial intelligence to scale" (28 March 2018)

  • The Verge: "Meet the Lady Gaga of Mathematics helming France's AI Taskforce" (28 March 2018)

  • The AI Effect podcast: Ecosystem perspectives: industry, government, startups, academia, investors (20 February 2018)

  • The Economist, "Why scan reading artificial intelligence is bad news for radiologists" (29 November 2017)

  • Wall Street Journal, "How robots may make radiologist's jobs easier, not redundant" (22 November 2017)

  • Politico "Donald Trump is Making Canada Great Again" (1 October 2017)

  • The Irish Times "Rise of AI will raise importance of good human judgment"(1 September 2017)

  • Wall Street Journal "What Econ 101 can teach us about Artificial Intelligence" (9 August 2017)

  • Wall Street Journal "We Survived Spreadsheets, and We’ll Survive AI" (2 August 2017)

  • Globe and Mail "Billion Dollar Breakout" (17 March 2017)

  • Fortune, "How Economists View the Rise of Artificial Intelligence" (29 October 2016)