Jacob Ward AIF 2019

Jacob Ward

Technology Correspondent, NBC News (Festival Underwriter)

Jacob Ward is technology correspondent for NBC News, where he reports for “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC, and “The TODAY Show.” The former editor­ in­ chief of Popular Science magazine, he was Al Jazeera’s science and technology correspondent from 2013 to 2018 and has hosted investigative documentaries for Discovery, National Geographic, and PBS. Ward has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, and many other publications. He is a 2018­-2019 Berggruen Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, where he’s writing Black Box: AI, Bias, and the Fight to Amplify Humanity, a book that explores how artificial intelligence will amplify good and bad human instincts.

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