#Social Networks #Dunbar number

¿Cuánta gente vas a acabar conociendo en toda tu vida?

Article (in Spanish) in the spanish newspaper El País about how many people we will know in our life. This is a summary of our recent research on how humans create/destroy relationships and how narrow and small is our world even throughout a life of encounters, relationships, work, etc. ¿Cuánta gente vas a acabar conociendo en toda tu vida? Muy poca En el mundo hay más de 7.500 millones de personas. ...

#Artificial Intelligence #Labour Markets

Towards understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on labor

Authors: Frank, Morgan R and Autor, David and Bessen, James E and Brynjolfsson, Erik and Cebrian, Manuel and Deming, David J and Feldman, Maryann and Groh, Matthew and Lobo, José and Moro, Esteban and Wang, Dashun and Youn, Hyejin and Rahwan, Iyad Journal: PNAS (2019). JOURNAL | PDF Abstract: Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies have the potential to significantly disrupt labor markets. While AI and automation can augment the productivity of some workers, they can replace the work done by others and will likely transform almost all occupations at least to some degree. ...

#Segregation #visualization #Urban Science

The Atlas of Segregation

Segregation is hurting our societies and specially our cities. But economic inequality isn’t just limited to neighborhoods. The restaurants, stores, and other places we visit in cities are all unequal in their own way. The Atlas of Inequality shows the income inequality of people who visit different places in the Boston metro area. It uses aggregated anonymous location data from digital devices to estimate people’s incomes and where they spend their time. ...