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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media


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Yale computer science professor David Gelernter

"We're going to see a lot more effort and much, much better [social network] software, I hope," says Yale's David Gelernter.

David Gelernter is a computer science professor at Yale, an author, an artist, and a survivor of a Unabomber attack in 1993. Gelernter, who invented a social network, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant by its users.

Gelernter discusses bias in tech, data privacy, artificial intelligence, and both the good and bad of technology in a podcast interview.

"I don't think Facebook is destructive . . . but certainly we could be getting more, in a positive sense, than we are out of this software," Gelernter says.

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