Amy Webb - The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

One of our most respected and experienced futurists, Webb argues in her new book that the main danger posed by artificial intelligence is the power it gives the big corporations that control it. Each time we speak to Alexa or click on a link, the data is collected and used by one or more of the big nine: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple. The ordinary people who supply the data have no say over how it’s used and little information about the system if fuels. And that system is largely unregulated. Webb, professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business, and the founder of the Future Today Institute, gives an eye-opening look at how AI is being misused for the sake of short-term financial gain, and proposes a strategy to change that.

 

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Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9781541773752
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 5th, 2019

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