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Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil

Kenneth Cukier in conversation with Tim Harford

59 mins watch time

Posted May 2021


To frame is to create a mental model of the world that enables us to see patterns, predict how things will unfold, and make sense of new situations. People have long focused on traits like memory and reasoning leaving framing all but ignored. However, with computers now outshining humans at those cognitive tasks, framing stands out as a critical function—and only humans can do it. Tim Harford and Kenneth Cukier explore this powerful tool for human flourishing.