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Daron Acemoglu and Fotini Christia on stage in front of projected screen that says“Power and Progress”.

Who will benefit from AI?

In campus talk, Daron Acemoglu offers vision of “machine usefulness,” rather than autonomous “intelligence,” to help workers and spread prosperity.

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On left, a portrait of Fuller smiling with bookcase in background. On right, the cover says “Mary C. Fuller, Lines Drawn Across the Globe, Reading Richard Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations.” The cover is blue and the background is an old map showing Canada and the North Pole, with many navigation lines.

A voyage through history

“Lines Drawn across the Globe,” a new book by MIT Professor Mary Fuller, looks at the worldwide vision of English exploration proponent Richard Hakluyt.

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