In books, articles, posts, classes, and talks, David Weinberger, Ph.D. explores the effect of the technology — especially AI and the Internet — on ideas about ourselves, our world, and business. For the past six years he has focused his attention to the philosophical implications of AI.
He has been a fellow, senior researcher, and member of the Fellows Advisory Board at the Berkman Klein Center since the early 2000s. Trained as a philosopher (with a doctorate from the University of Toronto), for the past ficwe years he has been embedded, as a part-time writer- and editor-in-residence, in a Google ethics of AI group and among Google AI and humanism researchers. He has published and talked extensively about these topics. Before that, David has been a co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and a journalism fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center. He has also been an executive and adviser to innovative high tech companies, as well as to presidential campaigns, and a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department. He currently edits the Strong Ideas open access book series for MIT Press.
In five books and countless posts and articles David has explored the effect of the Internet and AI on knowledge, on how we organize our ideas, and on the core concepts by which we think about our world. His latest book, the award-winning Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility (Harvard Business Review Press) argues that AI and the Internet are transforming our understanding of how the future happens, enabling us to acknowledge the chaotic unknowability of our everyday world. — a Copernican-scale change in our self-understanding.
His other books include 2000's best-seller The Cluetrain Manifesto (co-author) that foretold the the social nature of the Internet, Small Pieces Loosely Joined about the effect of the Web's architecture on our ideas, Everything is Miscellaneous about the wholesale changes in how we organize ideas things and ideas, and Too Big to Know about the fate of knowledge.