Where Does Authority Reside in a Networked, Artificially Intelligent World? A Conversation with David Kirkpatrick
In this episode of Hidden Forces, host Demetri Kofinas speaks with journalist and technology commentator David Kirkpatrick. David is the author of The Facebook Effect and the founder of Techonomy Media, which seeks to promote conversations at the highest levels of the enterprise, academia, and government about the role of technology in social progress. Their conversation spans the landscape of our evolving, technological society. How do we protect our privacy and freedom in a networked world controlled by a handful of tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon? How do we protect our autonomy and agency in a future intermediated by augmented reality, virtual reality, and brain-machine interfaces? How do we prepare for a future where most, if not all, of today’s jobs, will be done by machines? How do we improve our cities and infrastructure with technology in mind? Can we innovate our way out of climate change, famine, and war? Are there limits to what technology can solve, and if so, how do we avoid the perils of unsubstantiated futurism?
In addition to overseeing the operations of Techonomy Media, David Kirkpatrick is a contributor to Vanity Fair and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Producer & Host: Demetri Kofinas
Editor & Engineer: Stylianos Nicolaou
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