Fri, 23 April 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Genius Makers – The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World

Cade Metz

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Join New York Times tech correspondent Cade Metz for a ground-breaking account of the Silicon Valley arms race to create Artificial Intelligence – and the consequences for us all.

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and OpenAI – the company recently co-founded by Elon Musk – are in a race to change the world with AI. Each of these companies represents something unique in the development of a technology that offers both extraordinary potential and extraordinary risks. Their personalities and business strategies are already changing the tech landscape in dramatic ways. And they will continue to do so.

New York Times technology correspondent Cade Metz has had exclusive access to each of these companies and the key players inside. Now he joins How To Academy to capture this extraordinary moment in the history of technology.

As well as explaining and exploring artificial intelligence and showing how individuals and companies are reaching for it, Cade will pose serious ethical questions about the technology. Should we even be pursuing it? How will strong AI change humanity? Will it carve out a giant hole in our job market? Are these companies blinded by the riches this technology will bring? Are they forgetting the existential realities of creating machines that behave like humans?

Don’t miss this guide to the world-changing race to AI supremacy from an expert in the field.

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Cade Metz

New York Times technology correspondent

Cade Metz is a technology correspondent with The New York Times, covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine. He works in The New York Times‘ San Francisco bureau and lives across the bay with his wife Taylor and two daughters.