Back to All Events

CogX 2018 London

  • Altice Arena Lisbon Portugal (map)

Joanna Shields, CEO BenevolentAI gives the opening speech "Thinking Deep on the Future of AI"  at the The Festival of All Things AI, Blockchain and Emerging Technologies.


"[...] These are not the only questions or necessarily even the right ones but they are questions worth considering if we truly want to get this revolution right [...]


Question1:  When it comes to abdicating responsibilities for our decisions to machines, how far do we go? What boundaries do we set? And who gets to set them? 

Question 2: So, what happens when our relationship with technology stops being that of creator and creation? What happens when AI begins creating itself?

Question 3:  How do we make sure we get the AI we deserve? How do we get the AI that ensures we, as a society, can fix our biggest problems and provide well-being for all?” 

Why AI Matters To Us All ► Baroness Joanna Shields, CEO, BenevolentAI

Joanna's biography

Joanna, CEO BenevolentAI, is an experienced technology executive and leader with a successful track record serving at some of the best-known companies such as Facebook, Bebo, Google, Decru, Veon and EFI.  Prior to joining BenevolentAI, Joanna served as the UK’s first Minister for Internet Safety and Security, a Special Advisor to the UK Government on the Digital Economy, and Chair & CEO of TechCityUK.

Later Event: September 1
STHLM Tech Fest w/ Ken Mulvany