I am an italo-chilean engineer and economist, with MA and PhD Studies, for some twenty years devoted to action research on conversations, learning and change, particularly conversational social learning and social change in local/regional participatory process, planning and management. I have worked for the European Commission and several United Nation agencies as consultant; and Universitá di Roma (It), University of Cambridge (UK), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Universidad de Chile as research fellow or lecturer. Presently I am developing an e-coaching and learning project, Conversaciones Locales, for local change agents from Italy and Latin America, building a collaborative learning network of regional Universities and Technical Colleges, using several collaborative internet technologies.
It's about man versus machine and includes comments from leading economists and AI specialists about whether the financial crisis could have been prevented if humans had harnessed the technology better.
It's unfortunate events with Twine turned out as they did. My associations with Google KNOL precede my associations with Twine.
A friend at Google recommended me as a very early contributor to KNOL and moving forward I'm going to be there on their debates strand, etc. where serious policy makers are trying to make sense of the world's "wicked problems" and find solutions.