Kenneth Cukier

Kenneth Cukier

Senior Editor, Data and Digital
The Economist

Kenneth Cukier

Kenneth Cukier is a NYT bestselling author and Senior Editor for Data and Digital at The Economist in London. He also hosts its weekly podcast on technology.

Kenn is the coauthor of "Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Live, Work and Think," an award-winning book translated in over 20 languages. His TED Talk on AI, data and society has over 1 million views. He is an associate fellow at the University of Oxford's Said Business School, where he moderates a series on artificial intelligence and business. 

Previously, Kenn was a foreign correspondent for two decades in Europe, America and Asia (notably Japan in 2007-12, during the Fukushima crisis). In 2002-04 he was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His writings have also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator on business and technology for CBS, CNN, NPR and the BBC.

Kenn is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Kenn also serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries.

Kenn is working on a new book on the benefits of artificial intelligence to society.