What addressing complex problems requires is discussed by Sergio Mariotti in his blog post at https://i2insights.org/2021/07/13/natural-and-human-sciences-alliance/. He uses the integration of engineering & economics to address the challenges of artificial intelligence to as an example of unified knowledge based on plurality, diversity and multiple perspectives. He argues for more holistic learning, scholars well rooted in their own discipline but open to tackling such problems and institutional bridges plus huge funds that eschew lower short-term R&D productivity for greater likelihood of generating new radical knowledge.


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