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Interview Of The Week: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director Of The Stanford Digital Economy Lab

Interview Of The Week: Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of The Stanford Digital Economy Lab

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Article Summary:

Who: Erik Brynjolfsson is a Professor at Stanford and the Director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab at the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI). He is one of the most widely-cited researchers studying the digital economy and co-author of five books including The Second Machine Age.

Topic: Stanford’s recently released Ai Index Report 2021, which he co-authored.

Quote: “We describe the digital capital iceberg as follows: 9/10 of what an organization invests goes to changing processes and only 1/10 on hard technologies like AI.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.