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On the Future of Algorithms: Amy Webb on the Chance and Structure of Everyday Life

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 | 5:30 pm

Join digital media futurist Amy Webb as she explores how algorithms design news, products, experiences, relationships…and even people. During her talk, Webb will also discuss how we can push the limits of data and algorithms without accidentally creating future socio-economic, religious, and ethnic divides.

Webb is the founder of Future Today Institute, a leading digital strategy consulting firm; a Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University; and a Lecturer on emerging technology and media at Columbia University. Her third book, How Did We Miss That?, is about what the future holds––and what you can do about it in the present (PublicAffairs, Fall 2016).

For more information about this program and others in the Libraries' Beyond the Page series, visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

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