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
I'm going to a London hack-weekend on the 2nd October with a proposition. I'd like to create an easier way for people to offer to host refugees in their homes for a period of time. This recent newspaper article gave advice for people looking to offer a room, but the process is far from straightforward. … Continue reading Refugees Welcome
Every workplace has different values: different cultures and stories that shape and reflect staff habits. When I was at the Treasury, credibility came from getting a ‘measure’ into the budget, with cheers as the Chancellor duly read it out at the dispatch box. At Google, it came from having been there a long time - … Continue reading I made a thing