Baltimore, MD -- November 21, 2022. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. David Weinberger, of the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, will give the opening keynote at NISO Plus 2023, their annual conference, held virtually. Dr. Weinberger's talk is scheduled for 10.00am Eastern Time on February 14, 2023.
Dr. Weinberger is an American author, technologist, and speaker. In his five books and countless posts and articles he has explored the effect of the Internet and AI on knowledge, on how we organize our ideas, on the disruptive architecture of the Web, and on the core concepts by which we think about our world. His latest book, 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.
Dr. Weinberger 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, he was co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, and a journalism fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center. Dr. Weinberger has also been a marketing VP at pioneering Web companies, an adviser to high tech companies and to presidential campaigns, and a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. State Department. For two years he was a writer-in-residence at Google AI's People and AI Research (PAIR) group, and he is currently an independent writer-in-residence in Google's Moral Imagination group. He edits the Strong Ideas open access book series for MIT Press.
The NISO Plus 2023 conference is a fully online event, which will take place on February 14-16 (Americas)/February 15-17 (Asia Pacific). For more information, please visit https://niso.plus.
"We are honored and delighted that David Weinberger will be delivering the opening keynote address at NISO Plus 2023," said NISO's Executive Director, Todd Carpenter. "His work on how technology — particularly the Internet and machine learning — is changing our ideas is important, exciting, and extremely relevant to both the information community and society at large. We very much look forward to hearing what he has to say!"
Based in Baltimore, MD, NISO's mission is to build knowledge, foster discussion, and advance authoritative standards development through collaboration among the cultural, scholarly, scientific, and professional communities. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages with libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a nonprofit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website (https://niso.org) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.