26 Jan 2021
How did tech firms, born out of an idealistic, innovative vision, become greedy, intrusive, and excessively powerful? Economic analyst Rana Foroohar reveals how Big Tech betrayed us by selling our data without sharing the wealth.
27 Aug 2020
In this thought-provoking new RSA Short, tech ethicist James Williams warns that digital distraction is no longer just a minor annoyance but a real and present threat to human freedom and autonomy.
17 Sep 2019
Tech evangelist and legendary Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee talks through his journey from being one of Facebook’s early investors and mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, to one of its biggest and most influential critics.
17 Oct 2018
We often think that algorithms are objective and fair, but they’re built to serve the people who create them – how can we make sure that the process of building algorithms is ethical?
18 Jun 2018
Should you really be shocked by the Facebook revelations? Author and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Jamie Bartlett argues that our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution.
06 Nov 2017
Four giant tech monopolies have quickly become the most powerful gatekeepers of knowledge the world has ever known. But at what cost? Influential liberal journalist Franklin Foer investigates.
05 Sep 2017
Former Google data scientist, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz reveals the extraordinary research that will define social science in the 21st century.
21 Aug 2017
James Williams' argues that digital technologies privilege our impulses over our intentions, and are gradually diminishing our ability to engage with the issues we most care about.
08 May 2017
Mo Gawdat is Chief Business Officer at [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google's futuristic dream factory. In 2011 he proposed an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness.
21 Mar 2017
Internationally bestselling author Steven Johnson argues that novelty and wonder are powerful drivers of world-shaping technological change.
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