Web Directions AI 2018

Session Details

Joe Toscano

Inducing Ethics: Why the Internet Needs to be Regulated and How We Can Do It

Joe Toscano Founder Design Good

New technologies and the algorithms that reside within them have become the governing bodies of the world. These systems shape the way millions, if not billions of people around the globe behave, think, and operate as a global society, making those creating these systems the modern government representatives to their user base of constituents.

This talk will discuss the power that resides within these systems, why regulation has become a necessary part of the future, and how we can create regulation that balances consumer safety with economic success.

Joe Toscano

Joe is a former Experience Design consultant for Google, who has won international awards for his work but has since left his job due to ethical concerns. He is now working on a non-profit called Design Good, which is actively working to educate the public about what's going on inside the industry, help regulators understand what questions to ask, and give technologist the knowledge/tools/resources to create a better future, through technology.

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Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

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John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

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