In the next two episodes of Your Undivided Attention, we take a close look at two respective industries: Big food and social media, which represent dangerous “races to the bottom” and have big parallels with AI.
And we are asking: what can our past mistakes and missed opportunities teach us about how we should approach AI harms?
In this first episode, Tristan talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Michael Moss. His book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us rocked the fast food industry when it came out in 2014.
Tristan and Michael discuss how we can leverage the lessons learned from Big Food’s coordination failures, and whether it’s the responsibility of the consumer, the government, or the companies to regulate.
Michael Moss is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat, the book that rocked the processed food industry. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist formerly with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His latest bestselling book Hooked explores addiction and free will in battle with corporate interests.
Michael’s work has ranged widely from exposing the corporate interests in nursing homes to the Pentagon’s failures in providing soldiers with armor, to the food industry in the context of health, safety, nutrition, politics, marketing, and the power of individuals to gain control of what and how they eat.
He lives with his wife Eve Heyn in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they've raised two boys.
Michael’s New York Times bestseller. You’ll never look at a nutrition label the same way again
Michael’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé of how the processed food industry exploits our evolutionary instincts, the emotions we associate with food, and legal loopholes in their pursuit of profit over public health
Center for Humane Technology’s recently updated Take Control Toolkit