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Exponential View by Azeem Azhar
❤️ A case for optimism with Chris Anderson, TED

❤️ A case for optimism with Chris Anderson, TED

Elections, fear of AI, and wars – 2024 is already tough, but Chris Anderson argues that there's a different way forward

Chris Anderson is the curator of TED. He led the transformation of the once-modest conference into an intellectual beacon for tens of millions of people worldwide. I met up with Chris in London last week to understand what’s top of mind for him in 2024.

Highlighting the challenges posed by polarisation and the erosion of social cohesion, Chris calls for a renewed focus on trust-building and cooperative efforts in his new book Infectious Generosity. He underscores the importance of finding common ground and leveraging collective intelligence to address global issues.

Some of the things we discuss:

  • Redefining optimism and how to use it to solve major issues of the day

  • The inside story of TED’s rise

  • The 2024 elections as a crucial juncture for technology and democracy

  • Infectious generosity as a strategy for tackling divisions

  • Chris’ view on AI evolution after more than three decades of following the technology industry

  • Supporting climate tech innovation through smart policy

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Where to find Chris:

TED: https://www.ted.com/speakers/chris_anderson_ted

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-anderson-3b2a05bb/

X: https://twitter.com/TEDchris

Infectious Generosity https://www.infectiousgenerosity.org/

Where to find Azeem:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azhar

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AzeemExponentially

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Website: https://www.azeemazhar.com

Exponential View
Exponential View by Azeem Azhar
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