Using Tech to Enhance ‘Critical Thinking’ With Dr. David Bray, a Distinguished Fellow at The Stimson Center

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Does current media output alter the way consumers think about information? Dr. David Bray, a Distinguished Fellow at The Stimson Center, explains that the media that people take in does change consumers’ thoughts. Tune in to learn how he suggests future tech can help improve people’s critical thinking skills.

Tune In to Learn: 

  • (07:11) About David’s viewpoint that technology must be seen as a “tool” 
  • (17:44) How to combat polarization 
  • (21:51) About the loss objectivity in news media 
  • (33:40) David’s interest concerning “triangulating” information 


About the Guest:

 GLOBAL TECH & DATA EXPERT, FOUNDER/DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC C-SUITE EXECUTIVE, CREATIVE PIONEER, CORPORATE BOARD MEMBER skilled at leading transformative change in novel & turbulent situations requiring new business models and successful strategies to deliver intelligent, reasoned results. Named top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” by Business Insider & a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Led Bioterrorism Preparedness & Response Program’s tech response to 9/11, anthrax, West Nile, SARS, monkeypox, & other outbreaks. Worked in Afghanistan in 2009 to help “think differently” re: military and humanitarian efforts; awarded DOD’s Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, highest-ranking joint civilian service award under combatant commanders.

Directed (1) teamwork of 600+ interdisciplinary professionals; (2) financial execution of multi-million budgets; (3) White House and UN international activities on transnational threats & disruptive tech. Served as Senior National Intelligence Executive and a non-partisan Advisor to the Department of Defense for multiple years. for bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data: www.atlanticcouncil.org/geotechreport which successfully achieved endorsements by two U.S. Senators and two U.S. Reps plus industry endorsement and praise in Europe, Australia, and Asia. Recognized by HMG Strategy as a 2020 global “Executive Who Matters” and by 5th Element as a “Leader Who Cares”.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER & GLOBAL CHAMPION of positive “change agents” across sectors even in turbulent environments and near-mission impossible situations. Pioneered 1st ever bipartisan Commission reviewing R&D efforts of entire Intelligence Community and its multi-billion $ budget. Received National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal for leadership. Selected as 1 of 2 Senior Executives across entire USG to receive Roger W. Jones Executive Leadership award. Transformed national org’s legacy IT with 207+ systems to award-winning solutions in 1/2 estimated time & 1/6 cost. Award-winning successful strategic CxO, including Armed Forces (AFCEA) Outstanding Achievement Award. Named an Eisenhower Fellow to Taiwan & Australia, also a Marshall Fellow to Europe. Member of multiple Boards of Directors including data, bio, commercial space, disruptive tech & counter-disinfo efforts. Invited to give 2019 UN Keynote on the future of AI & IoT governance.”

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