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Parmy Olson
Staff Writer at Forbes Magazine


Parmy covers developments in AI, robotics, chatbots, digital assistants and emerging tech for Forbes in Europe. She has spent close to a decade profiling the hackers and dreamers who are bringing the most cutting-edge technology into our lives, for better or worse. She is the author of "We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency", (Little Brown, 2012) which The New York Times called a "lively, startling book that reads as 'The Social Network' for group hackers."

Having worked out of Silicon Valley, she is now based in London and is obsessed over developments in AI, artificial voice technology, chat bots, messaging and robotics. She has written several cover stories for Forbes magazine including profiles on the founders of WhatsApp and Yahoo, French president Emmanuel Macron and the Russian Facebook backer Yuri Milner. Before all this she cut her teeth in local radio and the BBC.