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A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology

Jamie Susskind, Jacob Turner

Chair: Hugo Rifkind

03/03/2019 11:00 am
Kings Place, Hall 2

Ticket Price : £14.50

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Our world is undergoing a seismic transformation. Digital technologies – from artificial intelligence to blockchain, from robotics to virtual reality – are transforming the way we live together, and the future of politics. Artificial intelligence alone raises tremendous legal and ethical issues. In a world transformed by technology, where does humanity figure? Our expert panel discuss.

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Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Jacob Turner

Jacob Turner is a barrister and writer. Previously a speechwriter to Israel’s UN Ambassador, he has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge, and delivered statements at UNESCO and the UN Human Rights Council. His website is www.robot-rules.com

Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is an award-winning journalist who writes columns for The Times, The Spectator and GQ. He is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.