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Eli Dourado: Ask Me Anything
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By Eli Dourado
Eli Dourado, senior research fellow at Utah State University’s Center for Growth and Opportunity, will be doing an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session commencing Monday, January 30. He will be answering questions for a few days only, so get them in!
To rev up the progress studies idea machine, Pradyumna here proposes an agenda. He discusses the virtues of specifying cause areas and documenting the varying availability to work in them, as well as institutions and organizations that make this work possible. He also evaluates how well progress studies engages with politics.
by J. Lund
J. dives into the murky world of nutrition, and investigates how miraculous advances in agricultural techniques have borne efficiencies that feed an increasing percentage of an ever-busier world. But similar techniques have birthed the rise of processed food, with its well-documented negative health effects. Or is it so simple?
By Rohit Krishnan
With much-lauded recent developments in AI, Rohit dives into two arguments for why robotics has not seen a similar productivity explosion: high costs, and poor use outcomes. Battery technology, energy sources, up-front development costs, and non-standard definitions for what a robot is substantiate his discussion.
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