The Digital Ape: How to Live in Peace with Smart Machines
Sat 6 Oct 2018, 12.30-1.30pm
Baille Gifford Big Tent
‘[W]e should be grateful to Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Roger Hampson for pausing for breath and helping us to think through the true significance of our latest technological developments.’
- Financial Times
'Nigel Shadbolt is one of the most fascinating and important scientists alive today.' - Professor Jim Al-Khalili
The Digital Ape is an exploration of how AI and smart machines are shaping us – and what we should do about it. Shadbolt argues that when it comes to our technological future, we can retain control, but how we exercise that control is the crux of our future well-being. Join us for a stimulating discussion on what this future might look like.
Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the UK’s foremost computer scientists. He is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence and was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of web science. He is chairman of the Open Data Institute which he co-founded with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the world wide web. He was knighted in 2013 for ‘services to science and engineering’.
In conversation with Toby Mundy, literary agent anf Chair, Wimbledon BookFest.
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