Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen, author

Author

Andrew Keen is one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution. He has written five books including the best-selling Cult of the Amateur, The Internet Is Not The Answer and How To Fix The Future.  He directed and wrote the 2020 movie How To Fix Democracy and is the host of the popular podcast Keen On Capitalism.

Videos

Panelists Jonas Andrulis (Aleph Alpha), Philipp Justus (Google), Ludwig Ensthaler (468 capital) and Eva Maydell (European Parliament) discuss technology regulation with moderator Andrew Keen (far right) at the DLD Munich 2024 conference.

The Fine Balance of Regulation & Innovation

How much government regulation do groundbreaking technologies like AI need? What guardrails are necessary, and when do laws start to get in the way, hindering innovation? These are some of the key questions discussed in this high-profile DLD24 session, which brings together Eva Maydell (European Parliament), Jonas Andrulis (Aleph Alpha), Ludwig Ensthaler (468 Capital) and…
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Economist Moritz Schularick (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), in the middle, speaks with Benedikt Franke (Munich Security Conference) and moderator Andrew Keen, left, about the impact of AI on society and politics at the DLD AI Summit 2023.

The Big Picture Outlook

What impact does artificial intelligence have on the economy? On international relations? On security? Top economist Moritz Schularick (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) and Benedikt Franke (Munich Security Conference) share expert insights in conversation with bestselling author Andrew Keen. “Are we at a Gutenberg moment in world history when it comes to AI?”, Keen…
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Author Martin Puchner, who teaches literature at Harvard University, speaks about sustainability at DLD Circular 2023 in Munich

Literature for a Changing Planet

A planet in distress needs positive stories of collective human action, Harvard professor Martin Puchner argues in his DLD Circular conversation with author Andrew Keen. In his book Literature for a Changing Planet, Puchner examines the deep connection between human storytelling and our view of nature over through the ages. Disaster stories go back thousands…
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Panel discussion at DLD Munich about human-centered artificial intelligence, featuring Amy Wilkinson, James Landay and Andrew Keen

A Call for Human-Centered AI

Artificial intelligence is getting remarkably powerful. But these systems don’t live in a vacuum. Their purpose is to assist and serve humans. What’s the best way to achieve this goal? How can AI systems be designed to put human needs at the center of everything they do? This session features James Landay, Professor of Computer…
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Andrew Keen analyzes web3 and crypto in his DLD Munich presentation

The Promise of Crypto?

Bestselling author and acclaimed technology commentator Andrew Keen takes a close look at the promises – and the perils – of web3, blockchain and crypto currencies. “What is seductive about crypto?”, Keen asks at the outset of his presentation. His answer: The promise of creating a decentralized architecture for the Internet gives many people hope…
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Axel Voss, Li Xin, Andrew Keen, Carsten Knop, digital sovereignty, panel discussion, DLD

Future Digital Policy and Sovereignty

Moderated by Carsten Knop, Editor-in-Chief of digital products at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, this panel brought together Axel Voss, member of the European Parliament; Li Xin, Managing Director at Caixin Global; and Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future.  In a lively debate, the panelists discussed the future of Europe in the digital world,…
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Andrew Keen, book talk, DLD conference

Tomorrows vs. Yesterdays

“We thought the Internet, when it was born, would create democracy and wisdom and freedom”, author Andrew Keen observes in his DLD20 talk. “The opposite is true.” The world is experiencing a rise in digital neo-authoritarianism, Keen argues in his presentation as well as his book, Tomorrows vs. Yesterdays. A new kind of populism strategically…
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Articles

DLD Singapore, Gwendolyn Regina, Asymmetry Media

DLD Singapore: Asia Rising

Our second conference in Singapore illustrated a wealth of business opportunities in a vibrant, fast-growing market.
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Andrew Keen, DLD

Now Is the Time To Fix the Future

Andrew Keen is a writer, speaker and entrepreneur. In his latest book, How To Fix The Future, he analyzes the intricate interplay between technology, society and democracy. For this essay, we asked him to take a fresh look at the issues that need to be resolved for the networked world to thrive in 2019 and…
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KIT Karlsruhe, DLD Campus

The Promises & Perils of Robotics and Automation

Do intelligent robots take over our work? The expectations of the people and the actual reality on this topic are far apart. The renowned US Internet critic Andrew Keen and Torsten Kröger, Professor of Robotics at KIT, want to close this gap in their discussion.
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DLD Campus Karlsruhe, 2018

Regional power

After a successful start last year, Europe’s leading innovation conference DLD (Digital, Life, Design) returns to German universities for its regional conference format DLD Campus. Last year, DLD Campus started at the University of Bayreuth, which will once again be the venue on July 12. DLD Campus will also celebrate its premiere in Karlsruhe on…
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Andrew Keen, author, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, CEO, Burda

5 Ways to Fix the Future

Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our society and culture. This February the internet critic is publishing his new book How to Fix The Future, where he focuses on how people all over the world are solving the most pressing problems of the digital revolution. “I…
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Events

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels speaks to a packed audience at the DLD Munich conference 2024

DLD Munich 2024

DLD Munich is Europe’s leading innovation conference. DLD24 brought together experts from business, science and culture. Revisit this exciting event here with talks, videos, images…
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DLD AI Summit 2023

This event explored how AI is reshaping every industry: from mobility to health, from agriculture to media, education, science, and politics.
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DLD Circular 2023 logo

DLD Circular 2023

This event explored the vision of a circular economy and how technological advances can foster innovative business concepts and societal transformation – shaping a sustainable world.
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