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Apr 19, 2021

We are thrilled to announce Season 2 of the Cohere podcast!

I say "we", because I'm joined this season by Dr. Lauren Vargas. Together, we will explore the role networks play in our lives, and the range of disciplines and range of research focused on the emerging field of network science.

The reason for the focus on networks? Complex human networks are springing up everywhere, driven in large part by exponential technologies such as AI, automation, and ubiquitous internet. Imagine what will happen when three billion more people come online in the next five years! For organizations, a planet-wide network of logged-on human beings brings both limitless opportunities and unprecedented threats. 

As we increasingly use social technologies to augment human experiences, the Cohere podcast asks, what’s the best path forward? What do we need to learn and understand? How might science and existing research guide us towards optimal norms and conditions?[ How should we navigate, evaluate, and administrate a complex technological landscape so we can protect, promote, and empower our human networks? How will we ensure that digital communities deliver on the promise of enhancing our lives, both individually and collectively? And what steps must we take to ensure our approach to community development is sustainable, equitable, and morally sound? 

We look forward to taking this journey with you in the coming weeks and months!

Dr. Lauren Vargas on LinkedIn
Bill Johnston on LinkedIn