Barack Obama to guest edit Wired magazine

Barack Obama is to guest edit Wired at the end of October, the first time a sitting president has edited a magazine.

In an article announcing Obama’s involvement, the magazine said the “completely bespoke” issue would focus on frontiers in areas such as urban planning, cybersecurity, medicine and artificial intelligence. The issue will be sold on newsstands from 25 October.

His editorship is designed to coincide with a White House conference on the topic which aims top “bring together some of the world’s leading innovators in Pittsburgh to discuss how investing in science and technology frontiers will help improve lives, including progress and investments that are keeping America and Americans on the cutting edge of innovation”.

For the full article on the Guardian, click here.