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Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook and the World [MAICON 21 Keynote]

Cade Metz
Course Duration: 50 minutes
Released: September 2021
Level: Beginner
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Join New York Times journalist and bestselling author Cade Metz for a conversation about Genius Makers, his new book that gives readers an insider's look at the mavericks leading the race for AI supremacy.

Genius Makers dramatically presents the fierce conflict between national interests, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice. Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask. And like a great mystery, it presents the story and facts that lead to a core, vital question: How far will we let it go?

This Course is a recording of one of the main stage talks at the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON), which was held virtually in 2021.
Meet Your Instructor

Cade Metz

Cade Metz is a technology correspondent with The New York Times, covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine. Genius Makers is his first book.

Technology Correspondent, The New York Times