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Inclusion Tech & Society

Will Tech Finally Stop Excluding People of Color?

The tech industry is a redoubt of "white guys doing business." Only 2.8% of Google's U.S. employees are Black. Will today's historic protests finally lead to more inclusion?   More

Artificial Intelligence Inclusion Tech & Society

AI Can Unlock the Economic Gains of Gender Equity

AI is not intrinsically valuable. We derive value from AI based on how we choose to use it. So the question is: how will we choose​ to apply AI in our businesses? From automating routine tasks to solving some of the world’s most complex problems, the possibilities are endless.   More

5G Partner Insights Tech & Society

You’ll Probably Like the Mobile Landscape in 2030

We asked leading experts of the telecommunications industry to explain what they think the mobile ecosystem will look like in 2030. Authorities on the subject from Micron, Qualcomm, Ericsson, and more weighed in on what exciting mobile landscape the future might hold.   More

Member Insights Opinion Tech & Society

Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry What the iPhone Was to Mobile?

During a recent virtual happy hour with more than 20 of our newest members, an interesting question arose – Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry as the iPhone was to mobile? Here’s what a few of them had to say.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

Zuckerberg’s Jealousy (re Instagram), Apple’s Insularity, and Praise for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

The giants of tech have amazingly impressive operations, but there are warts. Two top tech journalists with new books explain Instagram's travails and what every company can take away from the "engineer's mindset" of Silicon Valley.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

The Stunningly Successful Propaganda of “Chinawood”

It feels like we are living inside a movie with an unclear ending. Who will win and how will we know?  Who are the good guys and the bad guys? What should we do? The gigantic issues of tension and conflict are many: Covid-19, communism vs. capitalism, censorship vs. freedom, disinformation vs. truth.  This movie, […]   More

Partner Insights Tech & Society The Future of Work

Will a New Model for Work Emerge from the Covid Crisis?

Work and how people do it is being transformed before our eyes. In this fraught transition, these experts all see a unique opportunity to create a system that is better both for companies and for workers.   More

Net Giants Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Author Levy: Facebook is “Ripe for Exploitation”

Steven Levy, longtime author and editor at large for Wired, told a Techonomy online audience in early April “I’m not one to write a polemic.” But as he let the facts speak for themselves, they often turn out to be damning, in his recent and lauded Facebook: The Inside Story.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society The Future of Work

A Boomer Zoomer Talks to Zoom’s Chief Product Officer

Oded Gal is Chief Product Officer at Zoom. Raskin spoke with him the morning after her family’s Zoom Passover Seder and right after a morning Zoom gym class.   More

Community Insights Learning Tech & Society

The Covid Shock Jolts Digital Learning to Life

As Covid-19 spread, more than 1.4 billion students worldwide suddenly found themselves booted out of the classroom. That began a scramble to create or adopt a makeshift curriculum that could be delivered online.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Digital Tools Now Help Address Water Scarcity

As more of the disenfranchised join the global economy, the longstanding water crisis will worsen. But now there's progress with tech to manage water efficiently and equitably.   More

Community Insights Resilience Tech & Society

Are We Ready for a Do-Not-Touch World?

Touching was already getting touchier. Now, life under threat of COVID-19 is the ultimate touchless state. But as we reign in touch we lose communication and comfort.   More

Tech & Society The Internet

Craigslist Turns 25–Proof That a Democratic Internet Can Still Thrive

Craigslist has remained successful without giving up its values of anonymity, accessibility and transparency. The platform shows that some elements of the early web are worth holding onto.   More

Artificial Intelligence Davos 2020 Partner Insights Tech & Society

What is Tech’s Responsibility to Society?

Two amazing leaders–Microsoft's Brad Smith and investor and author Kai-Fu Lee–recently had a high-velocity conversation about tech's trajectory on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg Doesn’t Want to be Liked. That’s Scary.

Facebook has frightening power to determine what can and cannot be said in society and in politics. Yet its all-powerful unchallengeable leader is getting frustrated with his critics, and retreating further into self-righteous isolation.   More

Artificial Intelligence Inclusion Tech & Society

Is AI Male?

It is, until those creating and testing it are no longer just a bunch of guys. It would improve the software and contribute more to progress if the AI workforce reflected society, both in gender and all sorts of human diversity.   More

Leadership Partner Insights Tech & Society

Microsoft President Brad Smith, on Rethinking a Tech Company’s Role

Microsoft's top lawyer recently co-authored a book, and shared insights with Techonomy on tech, how Cambridge Analytica changed Washington, and other topics.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society

WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

More than 1.5 billion people use WhatsApp, and the platform's astonishing scale and speed have become vehicles for dangerous ammunition.   More

Innovation Tech & Society

Could Gaming Change the World?

Online gaming is not only a much bigger and more important industry than most people recognize. It's also, say some experts, a pathway that will enable society to evolve and transform.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events

The Many Facets of Techonomy 2019

Techonomy 2019 conference is next week. We'll range from how to remedy tech's harms to new architectures to computing to startups finding new ways to create food. Today's tech landscape is so intertwined that we believe it helps to think about all those things together.   More