Facebook Zuckerberg plans series of public debates on tech for his annual personal challenge in 2019

Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg is planning a series of public debates on tech for his annual personal challenge in 2019

  • Every year Mark Zuckerberg takes a personal change – this year is a towering victory
  • He posted on Facebook that he will start a series of public discusions about tech
  • The questions he hopes to answer through these talks are both difficult and far-reaching
  • One of the questions he poses is: & # 39; How do we build technology that creates more jobs instead of just building AI to automate things people do? & # 39;
  • Facebook needs a positive press after leaking user information and political interference by a Russian group in the 2016 presidential election

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Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that he will hold a number of public discussions about the future of technology in society as part of his personal challenge this year.

Zuckerberg sounded his plan in a Facebook message, which was an integral part when he voiced his New Year resolutions that included personal goals in the past, such as learning Mandarin to read two books a month.

& # 39; I talk to leaders, experts and people in our community from different disciplines every few weeks and I'll try different formats to keep it interesting. & # 39;

& # 39; These are all public, either on my Facebook or Instagram pages & # 39; s or on other media. & # 39;

He says he really wants the series to tackle difficult questions in the technical space.

Some questions he hopes to have an idea of ​​how to respond via Facebook and within the technical community include: & # 39; Do we want technology to give more and more people a voice, or will traditional gatekeepers determine which ideas can to be expressed? Should we decentralize authority through encryption or other means to put more power into the hands of people? & # 39;

Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg is working on a series of public debates about the future of technology and ethics that should be presented in the future for his personal challenge for 2019

Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg is working on a series of public debates about the future of technology and ethics that should be presented in the future for his personal challenge for 2019

& # 39; In a world where many physical communities weaken, what role can the internet play in strengthening our social fabric? How do we build an internet that helps people come together to tackle the biggest problems in the world that require global collaboration? How do we build technology that creates more jobs instead of just building AI to automate things that people do? & # 39;

& # 39; How does all this look like now that the smartphone is mature? And how do we keep pace with scientific and technological progress in different areas? & # 39;

Although the series certainly has a number of lofty goals, Facebook is in need of mass good press.

Facebook's reputation last year was due to a data scandal involving a British political consulting firm that seized personal information from millions of users, closely monitoring the social network around the world.

Last year Zuckerberg said he would solve many of Facebook's problems, such as using the platform for hate speech, spreading misinformation and political interference.

As part of those efforts, Facebook has stepped up its fact-checking efforts, suspected suspicious pages and accounts, and systems for identifying fake accounts have been improved.

However, it still faces criticism from regulators and legislators not to do enough.

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