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Sunday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
The Perils and Promise of Tech
Elizabeth Dwoskin in conversation with Bioneers Executive Director Joshua Fouts
We are living in an age of dizzying technological change, especially in the domains of electronic communications, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, data collection and genetics. The admittedly remarkable new capacities provided by tech were initially heralded with utopian predictions of their transformative effects, but we have increasingly been seeing their much darker aspects – their critical role in the erosion of individual privacy and democracy, the heightening of social atomization and alienation, and the vulnerability of all our major systems to cyberattack have become ever more glaringly obvious. Few people are better equipped to help us make sense of what to make of these rapidly evolving crises than Elizabeth Dwoskin, the Washington Post's Silicon Valley correspondent, one of the nation's premiere reporters on the world of tech. She will be interviewed by Bioneers Executive Director Joshua Fouts.

Keynote Speakers
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Elizabeth Dwoskin

Silicon Valley Correspondent, The Washington Post
Elizabeth Dwoskin has been reporting from Silicon Valley since 2013. She was the Wall Street Journal's first full-time beat reporter covering big data and artificial intelligence. In 2016, she joined The Washington Post as Silicon Valley Correspondent, becoming the paper's eyes and... Read More →
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Joshua Fouts

Executive Director, Bioneers
Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director, is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work facilitating meaningful understanding between cultures. With a background in anthropology, Joshua has worked with peoples of Malaysia... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Sausalito Room