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Artificial Intelligencia: The Big Nine

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Complex algorithms control why a particular headline or ad appears in your social media feed; they can even determine why someone is detained in airport security. But who is defining those algorithms? Strategic Futurist Amy Webb explains how a small group of powerful people wield enormous control over our everyday experience … and why we should care ... in her latest book: “The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity."

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'