Conversation with New York Times A.I. Reporter Cade Metz on his new book "Genius Makers"

Special Talk
Speaker Name
Cade Metz
Date and Time
The talk will be virtual on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be emailed to the CS department, or contact Jennifer Schmidt (jschmidt at to request it.

Duke alum Cade Metz will discuss his new book, Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World, a sweeping look at the rise of "AI" (Artificial Intelligence) over the last 10 years -- and the decades of history that made this possible. He will also discuss his time at Duke and his path to becoming a New York Times reporter. He will be interviewed by North Carolina State professor Ross Bassett, before taking any and all questions from students.

For more information about this new book, see

** We will raffle off a signed copy of his new book Genius Makers during the talk. **

Short Biography

Cade Metz is a technology correspondent with The New York Times, covering artificial intelligence, driverless cars, robotics, virtual reality, and other emerging areas. Previously, he was a senior staff writer with Wired magazine. He graduated from Duke (class of 1994) with a B.A. in English (while also taking many courses in computer science and mathematics). Both his parents (Walt Metz, 65; Mary Dysart Metz, 69) and both his sisters (Louise Metz, 96; Anna Metz Lutz, 99) also received undergraduate degrees from Duke. Genius Makers is his first book.

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