Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
With a foreword from Bill Gates.
From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitisation of everything accelerates.
Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help address the world you have helped create. This might seem uncontroversial, but it flies in the face of a tech sector long obsessed with rapid growth and sometimes on disruption as an end in itself. Now, though, we have reached an inflection point: Silicon Valley has moved fast, and it has broken things. A new understanding has emerged that companies that create technology must accept greater responsibility for the future. And governments will need to regulate technology by moving faster and catching up with the pace of innovation that is impacting our communities and changing the world.
In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us into the cockpit of one of the world's largest and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of our time. These are challenges that come with no preexisting playbook, including privacy, cybercrime and cyberwar, social media, the moral conundrums of AI, big tech's relationship to inequality and the challenges for democracy, far and near. While in no way a self-glorifying 'Microsoft memoir', the book opens up the curtain remarkably wide onto some of the company's most crucial recent decision points, as it strives to protect the hopes technology offers against the very real threats it also presents. Every tool can be a weapon in the wrong person's hands, and companies are being challenged in entirely new ways to embrace the totality of their responsibilities. We have moved from a world in which Silicon Valley could take no prisoners to one in which tech companies and governments must work together to address the challenges and adapt to the changes technology has unleashed. There are huge ramifications to be thought through, and Brad Smith provides a marvellous and urgently necessary contribution to that effort.
In Tools and Weapons, Brad Smith takes us behind the scenes on some of the biggest stories to hit the tech industry in the past decade. From Edward Snowden's NSA leak to the NHS WannaCry ransomware attack, this book is essential listening to understand what's happening in the world around us.
Détails sur le produit
|Durée||11 heures et 11 minutes|
|Auteur||Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne|
|Narrateur||Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||10 septembre 2019|
|Éditeur||Hodder & Stoughton|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 10,516 en Livres et œuvres originales Audible (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres et œuvres originales Audible) |
4 en Sécurité et cryptage informatiques
98 en Marketing et ventes
134 en Systèmes d'information dans l'entreprise
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Smith talks openly about his thoughts on many of the main hurdles facing the technology sector today (including issues relating to privacy, the relationship between the US and China and the potential benefits and threats of a world that increasingly relies upon AI).
Whilst these issues are often complex in nature due, in part, to the many parties such issues typically involve, the overarching theme throughout the book is that collaboration from the various actors will prove key in resolving these issues and, in doing so, determining the future direction of technology.
After a torrid few years for the reputation of the tech industry and the threat of increased regulation constantly looming in the media, I found it useful to be reminded that it is (contrarily to popular believe) often Government’s who are the ones that are reluctant to increase regulation. On reflection, given that government agencies are often the biggest abusers of consumer privacy, this should perhaps not come as a surprise! There is a disincentive on a government’s behalf to introduce regulation that (whilst enhancing consumer protection) simultaneously makes it harder for the government to obtain information held by these tech companies.