A Brave New World? Living in a Society Transformed by Technology
Jamie Susskind, Jacob Turner
Chair: Hugo Rifkind
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 discussed.
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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 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 is an award-winning Edinburgh-born journalist who writes columns for The Times, The Spectator and GQ. He writes the satirical Times column My Week on Saturdays and is a frequent panellist on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz.