Talk

Jimmy Wales (US) – Co-founder Wikipedia

Friday, Sep 6
20:00 — 21:15
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Talk

Jimmy Wales (US) – Co-founder Wikipedia

Join Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales (US) for keynote talk on the work of the world’s biggest online encyclopaedia. He’ll share the values that has kept Wikipedia free, why he believes it’s fundamental to not follow the money, and offer advice for people that are working on creating digital tools for coming generations

“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” This vision led to Wikipedia seeing the light of day in 2001. Since then, the open-source encyclopaedia has become an indispensable part of our dear internet, and to us at Techfestival, it’s an inspiring example of the success of open collaborations online.

In a time where fake news, AI and deep fake technologies are making us question what is real and who we can trust, Wikipedia’s radical transparency and reliance on human editors have made the platform a tour de force to look towards.

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