The World Economic Forum's Book Club has just announced its October pick: Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age by Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne.
The Microsoft President and Senior Director, External Relations and Executive Communications wrote the book to explore technologies created by companies and the responsibility these then have towards society.
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We have featured authors such as Steven Pinker, Elif Shafak, Yuval Noah Harari, and Melinda Gates.
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"Tools and Weapons starts with the proposition that if your technology changes the world, you bear a responsibility to help the world navigate these changes. We wrote the book to make these issues more accessible to people and to examine ways to address them." Smith said.
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