Want to Mend the Web? Equip the Users

Mar 13, 2019

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

The web is in a sorry state, from invasive ads to biased algorithms. And while we’re getting better at recognizing the symptoms, our prescriptions are ineffective: Let the market try and figure it out. Or create regulations that are difficult to agree on and enforce.

But there’s another solution: rebalance the end user-platform dynamic, using cutting-edge tech and proven business models.

Currently, platforms like Facebook have all the tools and control: advanced tracking technology, impenetrable algorithmic systems, ubiquitous AI. But what if end users had the same power? What if users had an entire industry advocating just for them: powerful tools to swat away pernicious bots, protect personal data, and negotiate with platforms. Think digital bodyguard meets digital fiduciary.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Maura Corbett

Glen Echo Group LLC

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Dual

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Session

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Intelligent Future presented by me Convention

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Intermediate