Jim Manzi is the founder and chairman of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), an applied artificial intelligence software company. Prior to that he was a vice president at Mercer Management Consulting. He is currently a contributing editor at National Review, where he writes about science, technology, business and economics; a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and serves on a number of other corporate and non-profit boards. He has also written articles for a variety of political publications including the New York Post, the Weekly Standard, the Atlantic, and Slate. He lives in Paris.