How to Watch RE:WIRED 2021


In 2020, former Google researcher Timnit Gebru released a paper that pointed out ethical issues in a certain type of AI software that Google used in its search engine. In response, Google forced her out. Today, Gebru joined WIRED senior writer Tom Simonite to talk about the lack of diversity and oversight inside the tech industry and how to develop AI that’s beneficial to society. Read more here.

The Internet Lie Machine
Nov. 9, 4 pm ET

Prince Harry is no stranger to the rumor mill. After a tumultuous year, the Duke of Sussex joins Renée DiResta, a technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, and Rashad Robinson, president of racial justice organization Color Of Change, for a conversation about how social media drives misinformation, online hatred, and propaganda—and what we can do about it. This session is moderated by WIRED editor-at-large Steven Levy.

Sponsored Session

Creative Problem-Solving: Leveraging Technology for Good
Nov. 9, 10 am ET

This conversation with Amy Webb, founder of the business strategy firm Future Today Institute, and Kirk Skaugen, the executive vice president of Lenovo, is moderated by WIRED’s senior global director of audience development and analytics Indu Chandrasekhar. (This session is sponsored by Lenovo.)

Day Two

The mRNA Revolution: Covid-19 and Beyond
Nov. 10, 9:30 am ET

In the dark days of the pandemic, it may have seemed like Covid vaccines took forever to come out. In reality, they’re among the most rapidly developed vaccines in human history—a genuine scientific marvel. Now they may usher in an unprecedented era of vaccines for multiple diseases. In this session, WIRED senior public health writer Maryn McKenna moderates a conversation with Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, and Nahid Bhadelia, the founding director at the BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research (CEID).

How Technology Is Challenging Our Notions of What Art Is
Nov. 10, 10:30 am ET

Earlier this year, the artist Beeple sold a JPEG for $69 million. That sparked a frenzied conversation about digital art, the blockchain, and what ownership even means. Here, Beeple will talk with WIRED’s deputy global editorial director Greg Williams. Who knows, maybe we’ll sell it as an NFT.

Tinker Hacker Sailor Spy: The Scourge of Ransomware
Nov. 10, 11:30 am ET

The new director of the US's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, joins WIRED contributing editor Garrett Graff to talk about how to tackle cybersecurity challenges on a national scale.

Worldbuilding and World-Fixing: A Conversation With Author Neal Stephenson
Nov. 10, 12:30 pm ET

Legendary novelist Neal Stephenson is no stranger to the future. His books, like Snow Crash, are some of the most influential sci-fi novels of all time. They're also an eerily prescient take on this hyper-connected bizarro world—and his latest book, Termination Shock, takes on global warming. Watch Neal Stephenson in conversation with WIRED senior correspondent Adam Rogers.

3, 2, 1, Let's Jam: Cowboy Bebop's Journey From Anime to Live-Action
Nov. 10, 4 pm ET