System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot


WHEN January 24, 2024
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This talk explores the unintended consequences of technology's pursuit of optimization, unveiling how it perpetuates discrimination, compromises privacy, displaces workers, and contaminates information flows. It examines the tension between corporate values driven by big tech and the ideals of a democratic society. The speaker will highlight the pervasive issue where meaningful aspects of life remain unmeasured by tech optimizers, whose large-scale disruptions inadvertently dictate societal norms. The speaker will also share insights and actionable solutions to equip individuals with the knowledge to steer technology towards a tool for empowerment rather than a controlling force.

  • Jeremy Weinstein, Professor of Political Science, Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies, Stanford University

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