Porter Tun

Day 1

Tuesday June 20, 2017
16:30 – 17:30

State of AI & Impact on Society – Continued

4:30 Keynote:  The opportunity AI presents for the UK.

Matt Hancock the Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Conservative MP for West Suffolk on 6 May 2010.

4:45 State of AI and the & Impact on Society Continued

Charlie Muirhead will recap and summarise some of the key learnings from the 9 topics and we’ll re-administer the poll from the morning to keep abreast of the temperature of the audience.

He’ll then be joined by guests to discuss the longer term view of the impact of AI on society – it’s benefits as well as the open questions that still need to be addressed. Some experts believe AGI and a super intelligence could be as close as 12 years and others predict many hundreds of years and in some opinions it’s not possible. This discussion will explore our guests views.


Calum Chace – Calum Chace is an acclaimed author and speaker on how AI (artificial intelligence) is set to re-shape the global economic and social landscape. He is the author of The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the death of capitalism (2016), and Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence (2015), a concise, easy-to-read guide to what’s coming, explaining technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a super-intelligence (the technological singularity). He is also the author of Pandora’s Brain (2014), a novel examining the possible impact of super-intelligence. Calum is also a chairman, coach and consultant to entrepreneurs, based on 30 years successful experience as a business leader, working as a CEO, strategy consultant, marketer and salesman. He is also author of The Internet Startup Bible, a business best-seller published by Random House in 2000.

Kathryn Parsons – British tech entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and co-CEO of Decoded, a London-based tech startup which aims to increase digital literacy.