I have given over 120 talks on the future of artificial intelligence, in 18 countries on five continents. Most were keynotes at corporate events and conferences, but I’ve also given talks at universities, clubs, and elite military training establishments. I have been writing about AI since 1980, and have authored five books on the subject, including two best-sellers.
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Descriptions of my talks here
A 30-second introductory video
A 30-second animation introducing what I talk and write about.
A talk in Istanbul
A talk in Barcelona
A one-minute introductory video
A five-minute introductory video
A five-minute video made with a Spanish agency called Thinking Heads.
And here’s another short video, this time made with PwC, explaining the power of exponential change.
Two talks at CogX
Whither humanity? Discussion with Gerd Leonard
Gerd and I disagree on a lot. He fears that we may lose our humanity as our machines become more powerful, while I argue that if we are smart, our technology can improve our lives immeasurably, even if we change radically in the process. The two things we agree on are that these are vital issues, and that we will only resolve them through honest but considerate discussion.
As Gerd explains here, you can engage us to discuss these issues at your next event.
Discussing AI with George Osborne
A talk at an annual investors meeting
A talk at a meeting of chartered accountants
A talk at a ThinkNation event
A talk at the IMAX
CIPA, the Chartered Institute of Patent Lawyers, organised a debate on the motion “This House believes that within 25 years, a patent will be filed and approved without human intervention.” Together with Chrissie Lightfoot, author of The Naked Lawyer *, I spoke in favour of the motion. Although the audience was mostly patent lawyers, the motion passed, 80 votes to 60.
The event was ably chaired by Tom Clarke, Channel 4’s Science Editor, and our valiant but trounced opponents were Nigel Hanley and Ilya Kazi.
* Essential reading for lawyers!
The launch of “Surviving AI”
Compered by Kenn Cukier of The Economist and chaired by David Wood of London Futurists, September 2015.