Author Event: Sam Woolley, "The Reality Game"

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Sam Woolley will be speaking at the Stanford Bookstore January 7th at 6pm on his brand new book THE REALITY GAME: How the Next Wave of Technology Will Break the Truth.

We will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine learning, “deep-fake” AI-edited videos and images, interactive memes, virtual reality and augmented reality. Even as the tech industry continues to be attacked for its failure to manage fake news, it is rolling out new products -- such as AI and virtual reality -- without properly considering their impact on propaganda. Information literacy is an essential ingredient in a healthy democracy, and THE REALITY GAME shows how the breakneck rate of technological change is making it nearly impossible. Woolley argues for a new culture of invention, one built around accountability and especially transparency.