Amy Webb

Author and adjunct professor, NYU Stern School of Business

A quantitative futurist and Amy Webb is adjunct assistant professor at the New York University Stern School of Business. She’s the author most recently of “The Big Nine: How The Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity.”

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Tech titans like Apple, Google and Facebook are about to get low-tech competition to help detect the novel coronavirus.

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Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?

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Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?

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Thinking machines are finally able to think for themselves.  In the US, it’s for money. In China, it’s to enforce state control.

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Thinking machines are finally able to think for themselves.  In the US, it’s for money. In China, it’s to enforce state control.

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