As an organization that has been honoring the best of the Internet for over two decades, The Webbys has a unique view into what’s happening online. That’s why every year we hit the road with our Webby Talks Tour—this year presented by WP Engine and YouGov, sharing insights into significant trends emerging across the scope of the Internet.
This year’s trend This Automated Life is an exciting look at how automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are changing every aspect of our lives: from how we interact with family and friends, to how we hire and form relationships, to how we create art and consume media, and well beyond.
To help develop this Talk, in addition to surveying thousands of pieces of work submitted to The Webbys, we also worked with our partner YouGov to survey over 3,000 U.S. adults aged 18+ on their views on automation and artificial intelligence. We’ll release a full trend report in November. In the meantime, read our press release on the survey, and check out 5 key takeaways below.