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Building healthy technology

Adam Alter
Professor at Stern School of Business
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2018 Google I/O
May 10, 2018, Mountain View, USA
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Adam Alter
Professor at Stern School of Business
Maggie Jackson
Journalist at IT
Glen Murphy
Team Lead at Google

Adam Alter is the New York Times bestselling author of two books and an Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Alter’s most recent book, IRRESISTIBLE, examines why fifty percent of the population is addicted to at least one tech-driven behavior, like checking email and social media, playing video games, and gambling.

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Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist known for her penetrating writings on social trends, particularly technology’s impact on humanity. Her acclaimed book Distracted sparked a global conversation on the steep costs to our tech-centric, attention-deficient modern lives. With a foreword by Bill McKibben, the book reveals the scientific discoveries that can help us rekindle our powers of focus in a world of overload.

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Glen leads the UX teams for Android, Chrome, and Chrome OS; during his twelve years at Google he has worked as a software engineer, designer, and manager. He holds a Master of Design from Swinburne University.

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In this Keynote Session, journalist Maggie Jackson, a specialist in how technology impacts humanity, talks to Adam Alter, Professor of Psychology at NYU, about why enabling a healthy tech life balance is important, and what can be done when building apps and services to make healthier products.

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