TED 2018 in Vancouver, Facebook's Government And More On This Week's CTRL ALT Delete Segment On CHOM 97.7 FM

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Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on i Heart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.

This week we discussed: 

  • TED 2018 is in the books. This was my 10th year attending the conference. I was the only person from Montreal there. It was another incredible experience. Themes went from #MeToo and equality, pessimism and optimism in our world, to whether or not artificial intelligence will control and kill us all. It was another extraordinary year of ideas worth spreading.
  • Mr. Zuckerberg went to Washington. Facebook founder and leader, Mark Zuckerberg, spent two intense days testifying before congress last week. Are we on the path to regulation? If anything, these sessions demonstrated just how disconnected these government officials are from technology and how it works.
  • App of the Week: TED.