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With Nathan Kinch (CEO, Greater Than X) & Joe Toscano (Founder, Design Good).
Monday, February 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Betaworks Studios, 29 Little W 12th St

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After dozens of events on the power & applications of AI, we are proud to feature a special event focusing on exposing some of the risks of AI, and, perhaps more importantly, what can be done.
Solutions do exist that can be business, consumer, & society positive.
Joe Toscano will shed light on some of the dark patterns of modern applications & concerns of job automation. How can regulation be both protective while still supporting innovation?
We continue exploring on a panel with Joe Toscano & Nathan Kinch on the risks of informationasymmetryand danger of data breaches & how understandable AI & other techniques can rebuild trust.
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Joe will be signing copies of his book, Automating Humanity, & we will be doing a giveaway for a number of copies.
We also have a special pre-event workshop from Nathan. In the workshop, you'll practically apply the Data Trust by Design toolkit. You'll walk away ready to design for trust. Greater Than X is also gifting all of you a copy of their new playbook, Data Trust by Design (launching February 8).Learn more

Event Schedule:
6:00 PMNetworking & Food, Beer6:30 PMKickoff & Sponsors (IBM, Betaworks Studios)6:35 PMJoe Toscano, BEACON -Inducing Ethics: How to Regulate the Internet & Make Change7:20 PMNathan Kinch, Greater Than X - Trust introduction7:30 PM Panel: Joe Toscano & Nathan Kinch on trust8:15 PMExtended Q&A followed by networking
Presentation Summaries:
Talk 1 -Joe Toscano, BEACON -Inducing Ethics: How to Regulate the Internet & Make ChangeThis talk, given by former Google consultant & author of Automating Humanity, Joe Toscano, will give you an insider's perspective on everything Big Tech doesn't want you thinking about: everything from the addictions installed on a global scale to the profits being driven by fake news & disinformation, to the way they're manipulating the world for profit & using our data to train systems that will automate jobs at an explosive, unprecedented scale. Toscano will then critically analyze these issues & suggesting how we can create proactive, adaptable regulation that satisfies both the needs of consumer safety & commercial success in the international economy.You will learn:

What is happening in Big Tech, from an insider's perspective.

Why regulation is so necessary.

What businesses can do to prepare for what's coming & how to sell the changes to leadership.

What role we play in the changes that need to be made.

Talk 2 & PanelAlec Lazarescu & Joe Toscano will be joined be Nathan Kinch, CEO of Greater Than X & inventor of Data Trust by Design, to discuss the big issues our industry faces. We'll cover information asymmetry & power imbalances, understandable AI & data breaches, & most of all, we'll talk about techniques that are working with leading organizations to increase data trust & maximize customer & business value.
Speaker Bios:
Joe Toscano is an international award-winning designer & recently-published author who previously consulted for Google, but left due to ethical concerns. He has since written a book, Automating Humanity, & started the Better Ethics & Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON), both of which are focused on discovering opportunities for purpose-driven innovation & moving communities forward in the age of automation.
Building upon his leading work in the Personal Information Economy, Nathan founded Greater Than X to help organizations find better ways to deliver customer-centric products & services.Prior to this, Nathan managed product innovation portfolios for large corporates in Australia & was founding CEO of a venture-backed sports analytics start-up. Earlier in life, he was an elite athlete.In his role at Greater Than X, Nathan helps leading organizations operationalize strong data ethics, Privacy by Design & Data Trust by Design to build more trusted & valuable organizational structures & customer propositions.
This event is made possible with the support ofIBMandBetaworks Studios.
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