The End Game of AI

Tristan Harris, Time Well Spent

In the arms race to control our attention, design ethicist Tristan Harris says the latest and perhaps most daunting weapon employed by tech companies is artificial intelligence. The co-director of Time Well Spent discusses how, because of AI’s machine-learning capabilities, its algorithms improve with every click, like or other interaction — eventually becoming powerful enough to anticipate, and perhaps alter, our thoughts.