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Is the Internet Making Us Smarter?

Tuesday 13 August 2013

The Internet is the greatest store of human knowledge that has ever existed. But it is also a shopping mall, a video arcade and a Pandora’s Box. Tom Standage, digital editor of The Economist, and Emily Bell, director of the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, discuss the Internet’s effect on intellect with Tim de Lisle, editor of Intelligent Life and Dr Aric Sigman, Health Education lecturer.

Speech-to-Text Reported event

  • Running time: 
    1 hour approximately

In association with 
Intelligent Life


  • Speech-to-text reporting
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    Tom Standage Digital editor, The Economist

    Emily Bell Director, the Tow Centre for Digital Journalism, Columbia University

    Dr Aric Sigman Health Education lecturer

    Tim de Lisle Chairperson

    Photo: Stuart Armitt

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