Gamechangers & Family Day 2021 Monday 11 January - Monday 22 February | Tickets on sale from 03 December 2020

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

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

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

Hugo Rifkind

Hugo Rifkind is an award-winning Edinburgh-born journalist who writes columns for The TimesThe 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.