🎧 The Psychology of Silicon Valley (RN Future Tense)

Listened The Psychology of Silicon Valley from Radio National

To understand where technology might take us in the future requires more than just an understanding of the way technologists think, says psychologist Katy Cook. We also need to comprehend the social, cultural and economic influences that affect their sense of who they are.

Also, German neuroscientist, Henning Beck, on our understanding of the power of AI. Making direct comparisons between the human mind and Artificial Intelligence is counterproductive, he argues.

Guests

Dr Katy Cook – psychologist and founder of the Center for Technology Awareness

Dr Henning Beck – neuroscientist and author

Antony Funnell speaks with Katy Cook about her book The Psychology of Silicon Valley exploring some of the influences on Silicon Valley. A key concern raised is the place of ethics and values within this community. Henning Beck believes a lot would be gained from increasing the emotional intelligence of those within Silicon Valley. This is something touched upon by Audrey Watters and Mike Isaac.

Marginalia

To understand new technology we need to comprehend the social, cultural and economic influences of the developers.

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