Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP
Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP

Salesforce’s Bret Taylor on ethical technology, product design and unintended consequences of tools that perpetuate inequality

  • Ex-Google and Facebook employee Taylor says ethicists work with engineers at Salesforce to guide product design when working with tech like AI
  • He says that thinking of the unintended consequences of emerging tech and its impact on society should be a part of the product-design process

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Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP
Bret Taylor in 2012 when he was Facebook’s chief technology officer. Now president and COO of Salesforce, he says that focusing on growth over trust has seriously affected the reputation of Silicon Valley. Photo: AFP
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