Critical Conversation: Our Digital Future: AI, Drones and the Metaverse
October 01 at 7pm
Each day of the Festival, authors and industry experts will come together for candid, live conversations to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.
We often think of the digital society in the future sense but it surrounds us right now, especially with the greater need for digital living and working during the pandemic. How much do we understand and how much do we want or need drone deliveries and driverless cars? With Facebook launching the Metaverse, what is the true potential and what are the real perils? Are we too late to choose change? Join our conversation featuring David Sax, a writer, reporter and speaker who specializes in business and culture. Sax is the author of The Future is Analog which shows how the pandemic inspired a move away from digital and argues for a more human future. Joining Sax will be Jacob Ward, technology correspondent for NBC News, previously science and technology correspondent for CNN and former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine. His book The Loop explores the threat AI already poses to humanity.
Moderated by Anthony Morgan.
Sponsored by Baillie Gifford.