I've been watching a fascinating documentary on Netflix these past few days, I've enjoyed it so much that I thought I'd mention it on Hive. I should add it's also pretty scary.
The Social Dilemma includes some of the biggest brains from Silicon Valley talking about the boom in social media and its impact on society. They also discuss their predictions.
You can see the trailer for it here.
Although I've been involved in IT for my entire career, I've never been one to delve too deeply into the technology that drives the world around us; literally in some instances. The content of the documentary covers how AI and associated algorithms are developing and leading to social media users becoming the products. There are some scary figures relating to the impact on society and specifically the increase in suicide amongst certain age groups and how these figures correlate with the advent of social media on mobile devices.
Jolly interesting stuff for anybody really.