We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads


Inspiring and terrifying TED talk by Zeynep Tufekci about the crisis of building AI to maximize profit from advertising.


  • I’ve been trying to convince people of this for years after reading Eben Moglen’s ‘Snowden and The Future’ talk:
  • Google, Facebook and Amazon have business models tha try to find our weaknesses to exploit for profit
  • as they develop their AI to better find weaknesses and increase their ability to manipulate and control us they are pushing us towards a distopia