Jacob Ward reveals the relationship between the unconscious habits of our minds and the way that AI is poised to amplify them, alter them, maybe even reprogram them.
Jacob Ward is a science and technology correspondent for CNN, Al Jazeera, and PBS. The former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, Ward writes for The New Yorker, Wired, and Men's Health. His ten-episode Audible podcast, Complicated, discusses humanity’s most difficult problems, and he’s the host of an upcoming four-hour public television series, Hacking Your Mind, about human decision making and irrationality. Ward is developing a CNN original series about the unintended consequences of big ideas, and is a 2018-2019 Berggruen Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, where he’s writing a book, due for publication by Hachette Books in 2020, about how artificial intelligence will amplify good and bad human instincts.