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Tools and Weapons

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Brad Smith

There are quite a few possibilities that might bring about new digital technologies, but some unforeseen threats also come with them. Whether we use these new technologies for good, like artificial intelligence to combat poaching and global warming, or let hostile actors use their darker capabilities is up to us. Technology companies must collaborate with governments on regulation and ethics to ensure that technology is a force for good. Verify news stories before you believe them. When browsing the web, you should always check the truth of any headlines on the internet. Here are some steps you can take. First, check if multiple well-respected sources confirm the same information. Check to ensure you're not being deceived if it comes from only one source!

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Tools and Weapons examines how technology empowers and threatens us. From advanced artificial intelligence to devastating cyberwarfare, Carol Ann Browne and Brad Smith provide valuable perspectives on the digital present and the future as Microsoft insiders. They advocate for collaboration between big corporations and governments to ensure a brighter future for everyone.

Book summary

There are quite a few possibilities that might bring about new digital technologies, but some unforeseen threats also come with them. Whether we use these new technologies for good, like artificial intelligence to combat poaching and global warming, or let hostile actors use their darker capabilities is up to us. Technology companies must collaborate with governments on regulation and ethics to ensure that technology is a force for good. Verify news stories before you believe them. When browsing the web, you should always check the truth of any headlines on the internet. Here are some steps you can take. First, check if multiple well-respected sources confirm the same information. Check to ensure you're not being deceived if it comes from only one source!

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Human civilization has always been based on data.

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Edward Snowden revived the old debate over privacy in the twenty-first century.

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Tech companies clarified privacy policies after terrorist attacks.

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Countries handle the issue of data privacy differently due to cultural and historical differences.

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Cyberwar's implications have yet to be fully understood.

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