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AI: The Future of Humanity

An evening of discussion and debate.

13th September 2023, 6.30 pm – 8pm | £25 | Central London Venue

Hosted by the highly respected journalist and newsreader Emily Maitlis, please join us for an evening of discussion and debate about the impact of AI on humanity with three leading experts and best-selling authors, Richard Susskind, Daniel Susskind, and Jamie Susskind. The conversation will cover: 

  • The future of work 
  • Impact on the professions 
  • AI and politics 
  • Long-term prospects for humans 

All are welcome. We expect this event will be extremely popular, and therefore suggest you book early.

Speakers

Emily Maitlis is a British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former newsreader for the BBC. She was the lead anchor of the news and current affairs programme Newsnight until the end of 2021. She is currently a presenter of the daily podcast The News Agents on LBC Radio. She has won Broadcast Journalist of the Year, the Network Presenter of the Year award and received the German Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award for excellence in journalism.

Richard Susskind is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. He is President of the Society for Computers and Law and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way that AI and other technologies are changing the work of lawyers. In the 1980s, he wrote his doctorate on AI and the law at Balliol College, Oxford. Richard’s work has been translated into 18 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 60 countries. In 2022, it was announced that His Majesty the King had approved Richard’s appointment as an Honorary King’s Counsel.

Daniel Susskind is a Research Professor in Economics at King’s College London, and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Future of the Professions (2015) and the author of A World Without Work (2020), described by The New York Times as ”required reading for any potential presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future”. His TED Talk, on the future of work, has been viewed more than 1.6 million times. Previously he worked in various roles in the British Government – in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University.

Jamie Susskind is an author and barrister and has held fellowships at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. He is the bestselling author of The Digital Republic: On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century and the award-winning Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech – an Evening Standard and Prospect Book of the Year. Future Politics was awarded the 2019 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. His writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, Wired, the Daily Telegraph, Fast Company and the New Statesman. Tony Blair described him as “one of the foremost thinkers on the transformative impact of the technology revolution”.