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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Jacob Ward

Jacob Ward
Journalist and Television Correspondent, CNN | Al Jazeera | PBS

Website | @_jacobward_

Jacob Ward is a science and technology correspondent for CNN, Al Jazeera, and PBS. The former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, Jacob writes for The New Yorker, Wired, and Men’s Health. His 10-episode Audible podcast, Complicated, discusses humanity’s most difficult problems, and he’s the host of an upcoming four-hour public television series, Hacking Your Mind, about human decision making and irrationality. Jacob is developing a CNN original series about the unintended consequences of big ideas. He is a 2018–2019 Berggruen Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, where he’s writing a book, due for publication by Hachette Books in 2020, about how artificial intelligence will amplify good and bad human instincts.


10:25am–10:45am Thursday, 09/13/2018
Location: 3E
Secondary topics:  Ethics and Privacy
Jacob Ward (CNN | Al Jazeera | PBS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 15 ratings)
For most of us, our own mind is a black box—an all-powerful and utterly mysterious device that runs our lives for us, using rules and shortcuts of which we aren’t even aware. Jacob Ward reveals the relationship between the unconscious habits of our minds and the way that AI is poised to amplify them, alter them, maybe even reprogram them. Read more.