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Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A scene from Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.   More

Resilience Tech & Society The Pandemic

TECH+Education Event – The Back to School Dilemma

America’s families face wrenching uncertainty and a lose-lose situation. We want our kids back in school, but what about the real risks to them and us if they are? However, staying at home means emotional challenges piled on top of educational ones. And for the food insecure and the 30% of kids without enough at-home connectivity, the problems become a nightmare. Will kids be able to learn this fall?   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Tech+Blockchain Economy: The Internet of Value & Money – A Status Report

A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.   More

Artificial Intelligence Partner Insights Tech & Society

Why Keeping AI Ethical is So Hard

A trio of leaders and technologists speak to the possibilities and perils of AI and what we need to do to ensure it's ethical.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society

As Fake Videos Threaten, New Tools Help Fight Back

As video becomes the hieroglyphics of our time, we’ll rely on it to communicate more than ever. And increasingly we’re coming to doubt the veracity of all things video.   More

Community Insights Innovation Tech & Society

A Top Industry Executive On Why PCs Matter Now

While the pandemic has slowed parts of our lives down, it is also propelling us even faster to a more digital future in some interesting ways.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Five: Understanding the TikTok Dance

On thefinal day of our virtual Reset + Restore conference, we explored marketing to generation TikTok, Mastercard secures data, and the Covid-driven telehealth boom.   More

Artificial Intelligence Business Tech & Society

VIDEO – How Can Business Keep AI Ethical?

The pushback against Covid-19 is leading to a proliferation of rapidly-developed AI applications. As we go from artificial intelligence to artificial super-intelligence, how can enterprises ensure they build ethical AI?   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day Four: Making the SDGs Sexy

Day four of the weeklong Techonomy Virtual: Reset + Restore was all about the connection between tech and the improving society, especially achieving the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.   More

Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Techonomy Virtual Day One: How Tech Is Making the World More Ethical

The first day of Techonomy Virtual explored how tech can help address the climate crisis, how IBM thinks about ethics, AI as a tool for equality, and more.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Tech & Society

What Hamilton Tells Us About Silicon Valley

The parallels to today’s Silicon Valley should not be lost. Hamilton’s crew were eking out a framework for democracy. Theirs was a very serious sort of start-up.   More

Business Innovation Partner Insights Tech & Society

The Customer and the Company: Covid Changes Almost Everything

Customer experience, is a well-established business discipline. But now the era of Covid has upended everything. Trust, digital connection, both physical and digital security, and even empathy are newly-reinforced elements in what it means to give customers a satisfying and positive experience.   More

Inclusion Net Giants Tech & Society

Is FB a Media Company? It’s Not Mark’s Call.

Facebook says it's not a media company. But advertisers are saying it is, and it must take action. Will the company finally take the responsible steps its true customers now demand?   More

Government Media & Marketing Tech & Society

How We Teens Used TikTok to Prank the Trump Rally

Teens on TikTok last week played a major prank on the Trump campaign in classic Gen-Z fashion. The goal was to fool the Trump campaign about how many people wanted to attend, so in the end, seats would be empty. Here's what happened.   More

Managing Resilience Tech & Society

That Scream You Hear? A Parent Facing Summer Without Camp

With summer camp essentially impossible, innovative parents are turning to alternatives. There are lots of online programs or you can restructure family life, but there are ways to avoid parental burnout this summer.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Tech & Society

A 16-Year-Old’s View: How Social Media is Changing 21st-Century Civil Rights

Protests are now organized, debated, and reported on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook, among others. Our 16-year-old intern on social media and the current moment.   More

Business Inclusion Tech & Society

Watch: Kimberly Bryant on What It Will Take to Make Tech More Inclusive

Kimberly Bryant founded and leads Black Girls Code, aimed at inspiring and empowering people who have generally been excluded from the tech industry. Now, with the U.S. amidst a fundamental reorientation of attitudes about race and inclusion, what will it take to fully include Black and Brown people and women in organizations driving tech-based change?   More

Business Partner Insights Tech & Society

Customer Experience in the No-Touch, Safety-Obsessed Age

CX, or customer experience, is a well-established business discipline. But now we are in the era of Covid, with widespread home confinement and fear of contagion. Accordingly, the meaning of CX is evolving rapidly. Trust, digital connection, both physical and digital security, and even empathy are newly-reinforced elements in what it means to give customers […]   More