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Reinventing democracy in the age of intelligent machines

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Reinventing democracy in the age of intelligent machines

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Around the world, liberal democracies are in crisis. Citizens have lost faith in their government. At the same time, economic inequality is increasing dramatically; digital technologies have created a new class of super-rich entrepreneurs. Automation threatens to transform the free economy into a zero-sum game in which capital wins and labour loses. But is this digital dystopia inevitable?

In his new book "Cyber Republic", technology and management expert George Zarkadakis presents an alternative. Presented as a guide to the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution and the post-pandemic world, the book outlines a plan for using technology to make liberal democracies more inclusive and the digital economy more equitable.

George will be sharing his ideas in conversation with London Futurists on Saturday 5th December.

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. There is no charge to register or to attend. To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WQRXMXA7R9eS_ndBJk09MQ

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Selected praise for "Cyber Republic: Reinventing democracy in the age of intelligent machines" https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B084V8JLPP/

"A worthy study in politics, technology, and the possibilities of remaking democracy in order to save it." - Kirkus Reviews

"There is a 'demand pull' to reinvent democracy, amid the current
crisis and the new requirements for government. As George persuasively
points out, there is also a 'technology push' coming from the second era
of the digital age - the age of intelligent machines. It’s my hope that many will read the book and that it will help us to catalyze a global discussion. Read on, debate, and take action!" - Don Tapscott, Adjunct Professor at INSEAD

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George Zarkadakis leads the Future of Work consulting practice at Willis Towers Watson, a global risk management consulting firm. He has written extensively on science and technology for publications such as Aeon and Wired. His previous books include "In Our Own Image: Saviour or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence".

George is also Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council, where he focuses on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on society and democracy. For more biographical information see https://georgezarkadakis.com/about-me/

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The webinar will start broadcasting at 4pm UK time on Sat 5th December. To find this time in other timezones, see https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20201205T160000&p1=136

You are advised to log into Zoom up to 10 minutes ahead of the publicised start time of the event, so you won't miss the start of the live broadcast.

As the discussion proceeds, attendees will be welcome to raise questions and vote to prioritise questions raised by others.

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To register for this event, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WQRXMXA7R9eS_ndBJk09MQ

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Note: in case all Zoom registrations have been used up before you register for this event, you can view the event as a live stream, https://www.youtube.com/c/Londonfuturists/videos

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