FTI Tech Trends Newsletter #114: Behavioral Biometrics

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

Announcement: New Book 

Future Today Institute founder Amy Webb has a new book out about the future of AI and the urgent steps we need to make now to set it on the right track. Just previewed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it’s called The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Will Change Humanity and you can order it now:

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Praise for The Big Nine

“Amy Webb has written one of the most important books of the year and everyone should read it.” ?John Noonan, National security expert and former nuclear launch officer

“The Big Nine is an important and intellectually crisp work that illuminates the promise and peril of AI…it should be discussed in classrooms and boardrooms around the world.”?Alec Ross, author of The Industries of the Future

“The Big Nine is provocative, readable, and relatable. Amy Webb demonstrates her extensive knowledge of the science driving AI and the geopolitical tensions that could result between the US and China in particular. She offers deep insights into how AI could reshape our economies and the current world order, and she details a plan to help humanity chart a better course.”?Anja Manuel, Stanford University, cofounder and partner RiceHadleyGates

“The Big Nine makes bold predictions regarding the future of AI. But unlike many other prognosticators, Webb sets sensationalism aside in favor of careful arguments, deep historical context, and a frightening degree of plausibility.”?Jonathan Zittrain, George Bemis Professor of International Law and professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

“The Big Nine is thoughtful and provocative, taking the long view and most of all raising the right issues around AI and providing a road map for an optimistic future with AI.”?Peter Schwartz, senior vice president, Salesforce.com, and author of The Art of the Long View

“Webb’s potential scenarios for specific futures are superb, providing detailed visions for society to avoid as well as achieve.”?John C. Havens, Autonomous systems expert and AI ethics researcher

“Her writing is very clear and accessible, and the interesting analogies she uses to illustrate what may occur when algorithms make decisions for us make for compelling reading. This fascinating look at how AI will continue to revolutionize human experiences in unimaginable ways will appeal to anyone interested in AI, human-computer interactions, and machine learning in the private and public sectors.”?Booklist