Jacob Ward will be spending his time at CASBS writing a book, due for publication by Hachette in 2020, about how artificial intelligence will amplify, change, and replace human instincts.
Ward is technology correspondent for NBC News, and previously worked as a science and technology correspondent for CNN, Al Jazeera, and PBS. The former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, Ward writes for The New Yorker, Wired, and Men’s Health. His ten-episode Audible podcast series, Complicated, discusses humanity’s most difficult problems, and he’s the host of an upcoming four-hour documentary series, “Hacking Your Mind,” that introduces a television audience to the fundamental scientific discoveries in human decision making and irrationality. Ward is developing several original television series about the unintended consequences of big ideas, and as a journalist covers the various ways that technologies push human beings past their physical, mental, and ethical limits. In 2018-19, he is a Berggruen fellow at CASBS.