Waypointers Episode 27 – Where next for AI? In conversation with futurist Nell Watson: tech ethicist, researcher and reformer

To mark the start of 2024 this episode of Waypointers looks to the future, specifically the future of AI and tech more broadly, covering business, society and beyond.

Our guest is the inspirational Nell Watson, one of the most compelling global voices discussing the direction of travel for AI and tech.

Nell is a tech ethicist, researcher and reformer,  “a trailblazer in emerging technologies such as machine vision and A.I. ethics.” She is president of the European Responsible AI Office and AI Expert at Singularity University. She also pioneers global standards as an AI Ethics Certification Maestro at IEEE. She advises leading organisations on their machine learning strategies, specialising in AI research and ethical advocacy.

Her conversation with Waypoint’s tech lead and partner, Martin Ward, is a wide ranging one that has something for everyone. Together they cover the importance of smart leadership in an increasingly AI driven world; how malign actors may look to harness AI and what society can do to protect itself; how AI will increasingly manifest in our day to day – e.g. domestic robots, AI girlfriends/boyfriends/companions and how breathtaking developments in AI will force us to question what it means to be human…..and much, much more!

Nell is also an established author in the field and you can find details of her forthcoming book, Taming the Machine – Ethically Harness the Power of AI with pre-order details here.

Enjoy this thought-provoking conversation!

Waypointers Episode 27: Where next for AI? In conversation with futurist Nell Watson: tech ethicist, researcher and reformer

Published 10th January 2024

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