Tristan Harris

Center for Humane Technology

A former Design Ethicist at Google, Tristan Harris co-founded the Center for Humane Technology to catalyze a shift toward humane technology that operates for the common good. He was the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma and is the co-host of the popular podcast Your Undivided Attention.

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Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology, DLD All Stars

The Incongruity Between Technology and the Social Fabric

Former Google ethicist Tristan Harris co-founded the Center for Humane Technology after realizing how manipulative many social media platforms have become – doing everything to keep users engaged, even if that means keeping them enraged as well. In a DLD Munich talk in 2020, Harris explained in detail why design choices matter, and how the…
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Truth Decay and the Technology Threat

Tristan Harris, Co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, speaks with Financial Times journalist Rana Foroohar about digital media, democracy and the loss of trust. Fake news can inflict lasting societal damage, Harris argues, especially since platforms like YouTube and Facebook have not been able to effectively fight the spreading of misinformation. “This is a…
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Key Insights: What We Learned at DLD All Stars

A world in crisis is also a world  of opportunities. This was on full display at DLD All Stars, our three-day online conference that featured top speakers from politics, business, science and culture. The event illustrated the wealth of opportunities that arise when different disciplines inspire each other – with art meeting technology, AI speeding…
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Quick Take: Highlights of DLD20

An astronaut, a Nobel Prize winner, a chess champion, many champions of a sustainable future: Take a look at select videos of DLD20.
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