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London Futurists

London Futurists

Anticipating and managing exponential impact - hosts David Wood and Calum Chace

Calum Chace is a sought-after keynote speaker and best-selling writer on artificial intelligence. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us, our societies and our economies. He advises companies and governments on AI policy.

His non-fiction books on AI are Surviving AI, about superintelligence, and The Economic Singularity, about the future of jobs. Both are now in their third editions.

He also wrote Pandora's Brain and Pandora’s Oracle, a pair of techno-thrillers about the first superintelligence. He is a regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and radio.

In the last decade, Calum has given over 150 talks in 20 countries on six continents. Videos of his talks, and lots of other materials are available at https://calumchace.com/.

He is co-founder of a think tank focused on the future of jobs, called the Economic Singularity Foundation. The Foundation has published Stories from 2045, a collection of short stories written by its members.

Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and in business, as a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Oxford University, which confirmed his suspicion that science fiction is actually philosophy in fancy dress.

David Wood is Chair of London Futurists, and is the author or lead editor of twelve books about the future, including The Singularity Principles, Vital Foresight, The Abolition of Aging, Smartphones and Beyond, and Sustainable Superabundance.

He is also principal of the independent futurist consultancy and publisher Delta Wisdom, executive director of the Longevity Escape Velocity (LEV) Foundation, Foresight Advisor at SingularityNET, and a board director at the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies). He regularly gives keynote talks around the world on how to prepare for radical disruption. See https://deltawisdom.com/.

As a pioneer of the mobile computing and smartphone industry, he co-founded Symbian in 1998. By 2012, software written by his teams had been included as the operating system on 500 million smartphones.

From 2010 to 2013, he was Technology Planning Lead (CTO) of Accenture Mobility, where he also co-led Accenture’s Mobility Health business initiative.

Has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge, where he also undertook doctoral research in the Philosophy of Science, and a DSc from the University of Westminster.

Stem cells, lab-grown meat, and potential new medical treatments, with Mark KotterMay 27, 2024
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The economic case for a second longevity revolution, with Andrew ScottMay 16, 2024
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Can AI be conscious? with Nicholas HumphreyMay 07, 2024
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Progress with ending aging, with Aubrey de GreyApril 21, 2024
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What’s it like to be an AI, with Anil SethApril 13, 2024
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Regulating Big Tech, with Adam KovacevichApril 04, 2024
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The case for brain preservation, with Kenneth HayworthMarch 29, 2024
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AGI alignment: the case for hope, with Lou de KMarch 22, 2024
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The Political Singularity and a Worthy Successor, with Daniel FaggellaMarch 15, 2024
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The Longevity Singularity, with Daniel IvesMarch 07, 2024
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Where are all the Dyson spheres? with Paul SutterFebruary 21, 2024
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Provably safe AGI, with Steve OmohundroFebruary 13, 2024
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Robots and the people who love them, with Eve HeroldFebruary 06, 2024
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Education and work - past, present, and future, with Riaz ShahJanuary 25, 2024
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What is your p(doom)? with Darren McKeeJanuary 18, 2024
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Climate Change: There’s good news and bad news, with Nick MabeyJanuary 11, 2024
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Meet the electrome! with Sally AdeeJanuary 05, 2024
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Don't try to make AI safe; instead, make safe AI, with Stuart RussellDecember 27, 2023
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Aligning AI, before it's too late, with Rebecca GormanDecember 09, 2023
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Shazam! with Dhiraj MukherjeeNovember 27, 2023
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The Politics of Transhumanism, with James HughesNovember 13, 2023
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How to make AI safe, according to the tech giants, with Rebecca Finlay, CEO of PAIOctober 30, 2023
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The shocking problem of superintelligence, with Connor LeahyOctober 25, 2023
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Preparing for Bletchley Park: behind the scenes, with Ollie BuckleyOctober 18, 2023
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The future of space-based solar power, with John BucknellOctober 11, 2023
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