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.

How dogs and tech can detect COVID-19

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

from To the Point

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?

Will COVID-19 reshape political conventions?

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?

from To the Point

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

Artificial Intelligence and your life in the future

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

from To the Point

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