Author Alex Salkever discusses people’s influence on technology’s social role

Author Alex Salkever talks new tech

Published: October 1, 2017 | Updated: March 22nd, 2018 at 12:12 pm

During a recent visit to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, author Alex Salkever joined The NewsHouse for an interview about the risks and rewards of technological advancement in our everyday lives.

Salkever cowrote The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future with researcher and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa. The book explores the impact of self-driving vehicles, drones and artificial intelligence as well as how society can shape the roles of these and other technologies.

Alex Salkever

Currently a consultant in San Francisco, Salkever was formerly an editor at Business Week. The University of California-Santa Barbara graduate started his career as a freelance journalist in Hawaii.