When Wired was founded, it heralded—even celebrated—a coming revolution in technology. To editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson, that revolution has arrived—just not in the way he’d hoped. Despite its abundance, technology is still unevenly distributed across society, with disruptions already having a massive impact; our journalists face a new era of alternative facts and ‘fake’ news; Facebook users often sit in an algorithmic echo chamber of ideas; and a cynical suspicion of science means even expert consensus is cast into doubt.
However, there’s a silver lining. “Data and artificial intelligence can solve these challenges and make the world a better place.” In this keynote, Thompson discusses how AI will change our devices, the way we work, earn a living, fight wars, solve problems—our very selves.
From the ever-changing frontier of business, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street—he shares how intentional, responsible design and the highest values can help ensure the AI revolution remains at the service of human beings.