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Robin Hanson is Assoc. Prof. of economics at George Mason University, & research associate at Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He has a Caltech social science Ph.D., University of Chicago physics M.S & philosophy M.A., 9 years experience as A.I. research programmer, at Lockheed & NASA, 3050 citations, h-index of 25, 60 academic publications, 400 media mentions, 200 invited talks, & 8 million visits to his blog

A prediction market pioneer since 1988, he was architect of first internal corporate markets, at Xanadu in 1990, of the Foresight Exchange since 1994, of DARPA's Policy Analysis Market, from 2001 to 2003, and of IARPA’s DAGGRE and SCICAST from 2010 to 2015.

Oxford Press publishes his The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth in June 2016, & The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life, Kevin Simler co-author, in spring 2017.