Alexis Wichowski: How do Big Tech companies influence geopolitics?
How do Big Tech companies influence geopolitics, providing governmental services and invest in future leaning infrastructure? How can we protect our next generations and children from the downsides of technology? Why do we need to slow down the development of AI? How has Tech Diplomacy emerged in the Bay area over the last 7 years? Why do nations need Tech ambassadors?
Together with Alexis Wichowski, author and professor, we answer these questions and discuss how big tech companies have become geopolitical actors and how we can ensure safety AI.
Alexis Wichowski’s work and writing focuses on technology, government, and power, with almost two decades in public service and a decade teaching in applied technologies at Columbia University. Alexis has served in US State Department and US Mission to the United Nations, and as Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the City of New York.
She’s currently writing a follow-up book to The Information Trade, which was published in 2020 (HarperCollins). Prior work also includes disaster relief, literary translation, media impact research, indexing, web coding, theater production, foreign sitcoms, and pretzel vending. Wichowski holds a PhD in Information Science from SUNY Albany and a BA in Chinese from Connecticut College.
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