Links I Liked

November 12, 2018

     By Duncan Green     

AI myths

AI, Big Data and Robotics myths and reality – the infographic. ht Tobias Denskus 

What Robopocalypse? Charles Kenny does his evidence-based Pangloss thing to show that the robots really aren’t taking our jobs. But if they do, the right policy responses are not that different.

Need some more good news? Prevalence of FGM among girls aged 14 and under in east Africa has dropped from 71.4% in 1995, to 8% in 2016

‘Toys inside soap can increase handwashing among kids in emergency humanitarian contexts.’ Ht Tobias Denskus

US-China trade tensions are pushing firms to diversify their supply chains. Result: ‘Vietnam, once dependent on garments and other cheap exports, has begun to rival China’s tech sector.’ ht Steve Price-Thomas

8 lessons on how to influence policy with evidence – from Oxfam’s experience, The World Bank’s David Evans & Markus Goldstein summarize our new paper much better than I did.

Seems utterly ridiculous this was Christmas ad (a collaboration between a UK Supermarket and Greenpeace) was banned (but it’s had 1.5m hits anyway)

November 12, 2018
Duncan Green