by Amy Webb

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

We like to think that we are in control of the future of “artificial” intelligence. The reality, though, is that we — the everyday people whose data powers AI — aren’t actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can’t see and have no input into — one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations — Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple–are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain.

Interview with the Author

Amy Webb on Artificial Intelligence, Humanity, and the Big Nine
3/11/19         85 min

Commonwealth Club of California
Amy Webb: The Dangers of AI
3/31/19        65 min

Techtonic with Mark Hurst | WFMU
Amy Webb, author of “The Big Nine,” talks about AI and our future from Aug 12, 2019
8/12/19         68 min

The Vergecast
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist
3/31/20        57 min

Aspen Ideas to Go
How Your Data Powers Artificial Intelligence
12/3/19         55 min

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