A lightly edited version of a talk given at St. James Clerkenwell, June 26th 2019 Tonight I’d like to ask two questions: Is a Robot going to take your job? And what has faith got to do with the future of work? First of all, what is AI? AI is computer software that is designed … Continue reading AI: the future of work (hallelujah)!
Text of a speech given at the Slaughter & May Data Privacy Forum Amid the dizzying possibilities within the future of technology, AI, and data, in recent years somehow we have often wound up worrying about how AI is going to go wrong. Sometimes apocalyptically wrong - some of our greatest scientists and engineers like … Continue reading AI Safety: correcting 200,000 years of human error
Boards (exec and non exec) should consider technology integrated with university services, not a separate concern the ‘IT department’. This is not yet the default behaviour within the HE sector. Specific opportunities include: faster assessment & feedback, personalised tuition, and paperless administration processes. These reforms will increase University efficiency and effectiveness. Digital is not the … Continue reading University Digital Services: is an avalanche coming?
A video of my conversation with Stuart Russell in Westminster Abbey on 20th November 2018:
From self-driving cars to new drug discoveries and devices which know what you want before you do, AI has the potential to transform our lives as fundamentally as the printing press and electricity. It is estimated AI could add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. No surprise then that the UK government’s industrial strategy … Continue reading Trust is Britain’s secret weapon in the global AI race