Past Meetup

The State of the Future

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Bloomberg European HQ

39-45 Finsbury Square, City Gate House · EC2A 1PQ

How to find us

Check in at the reception desk on the ground floor

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Details

Note: registration for this event will close at midnight (UK time) at the end of Thursday 5th November.

Analysts and cutting-edge technologists from the London Futurists network give their assessments of key transformational challenges and opportunities for the next 10 years (and beyond).

This event is organised by London Futurists and hosted at Bloomberg, 39-45 Finsbury Square, City Gate House, EC2A 1PQ.

Note 1: Advance registration via EventBrite is essential, on the page http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-the-future-tickets-18259901858 . For security reasons, no-one will be admitted to this building without being registered via EventBrite.

Note 2: Registration for this event will close at midnight (UK time) at the end of Thursday 5th November.

Schedule

Registration and networking, 1.30pm-2pm.

1.) Report from the Millennium Project: "[masked] State of the Future", 2pm-2.40pm
Lead speaker: David Wood, chair of London Futurists, co-founder of Symbian
*) The 15 most important Global Grand Challenges
*) State of the Future Index,[masked]

2.) The future of regenerative medicine, 2.40pm-3.20pm
Lead speaker: Stephen Minger, former Chief Scientist, GE Healthcare
*) New medical frontiers: stem cell therapies, synthetic organs, Watson MD...
*) Rejuvenation biotechnology and the forthcoming longevity dividend

Refreshment break, 3.20pm-3.40pm

3.) The future of decision-making systems, 3.40pm-4.20pm
Lead speaker: Anders Sandberg, James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
*) Applying insight from psychology for next-generation social networks
*) "Politics 2.0" - reaching decisions freed from personal and systematic biases

4.) The future of artificial intelligence, 4.20pm-5pm
Lead speaker: Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College
*) The implications of deep learning and neuromorphic computing
*) "Summoning the demons" - hyperbole or sanguine assessment?

5.) General Q&A, covering all previous topics: 5pm-5.30pm
Implications, for business, finance, and politics, of the scenarios discussed

6.) Networking drinks, 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Each speaker section will last for 40 minutes and will include time for audience questions on matters arising.

This meeting is free to attend, but advance registration via EventBrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-the-future-tickets-18259901858) is essential. For security reasons, no-one will be admitted to this building without being registered via EventBrite.