EmTech Next 2019 Closing Remarks

Gideon Lichfield, MIT Technology Review, Will Knight, MIT Technology Review, David Rotman, MIT Technology Review, Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review, and Erin Winick, MIT Technology Review

Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Gideon Lichfield has been the editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review since December 2017. He spent 16 years at The Economist, first as a science and technology writer and then in postings to Mexico City, Moscow, Jerusalem, and New York City. In 2012 he left to become one of the founding editors of Quartz, a news outlet dedicated to covering the future of the global economy that is now widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in digital media. Gideon has taught journalism at New York University and been a fellow at Data & Society, a research institute devoted to studying the social impacts of new technology. He grew up in the UK and studied physics and the philosophy of science.

Will Knight, Senior Editor for AI, MIT Technology Review

Will Knight is a senior editor at MIT Technology Review, covering artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, self-driving cars, and human-machine collaboration. Will grew up in London, and was previously an editor at New Scientist magazine in the UK.

David Rotman, Editor at Large, MIT Technology Review

David Rotman is the editor of MIT Technology Review. He supervises editorial for both the print magazine and the website. A science and business journalist, he has written extensively on chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, and environmental issues. He joined MIT Technology Review in January 1998 as a senior editor covering nanotechnology. Before joining MIT Technology Review, Rotman was managing senior editor at Chemical Week magazine in New York City, where he supervised coverage of technology, research, and environmental issues. He has a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Karen Hao, AI Reporter, MIT Technology Review

Karen Hao is an AI reporter at MIT Technology Review, covering the technology’s social impact and the ethical questions it raises. Before joining TR, she was a tech reporter and data scientist at Quartz. In a past life, she was also an application engineer at the first startup to spin out of Alphabet’s X.

Erin Winick, Associate Editor, MIT Technology Review

Erin Winick is MIT Technology Review’s space reporter. She's particularly interested in the technology that enables space exploration, as well as space-based manufacturing, spurring from her background in mechanical engineering. She produces MIT Technology Review's space tech e-mail newsletter, The Airlock. She previously served as MIT Technology Review’s associate editor of the future of work. Before joining the publication Erin worked as a freelance science writer, founded the 3-D printing company Sci Chic, and interned at the Economist.

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