• David Ewing Duncan

    CEO and Curator, Arc Fusion

    David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of ten books published in 21 languages. David is CEO and Curator of Arc Fusion, which convenes imaginative meetings and dinners around the world for leaders in the fusion space – of health, IT and biomedicine. He is a recent Health Strategist-in-Residence for IDEO. He writes regularly for Wired, Vanity Fair, and Technology Review.

    His latest book is Talking to Robots: Tales from our human-robot futures (Dutton-Penguin). He also wrote Experimental Man and the global bestseller The Calendar.

    David writes for The New York Times, Atlantic, Fortune, National Geographic, Outside and many others. He is a former Contributing Editor for Wired, Discover, Tech Review, and Conde Nast Portfolio. He is a former commentator and special correspondent for NPR’s Morning Edition; a special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline; a former producer for Discovery Channel; and a former correspondent for NOVA’s ScienceNow! From 2004-2026 he was the chief correspondent for NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation.

    David’s work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from AAAS, and nominations for two National Magazine Awards. He has served on a special communications committee at the National Academies of Science, and is on the faculty of Singularity University. David lives in Boston and in San Francisco, where he is part of the SF Writer’s Grotto.

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  • Completed: July 18, 2019 EST

    The Many Ways We Will Soon Be Talking to Robots

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