AI & Tech

'How to Stop Brexit' - a short animation, narrated by Nick Clegg, explaining why you should reject the government's Brexit deal and how YOU can stop Brexit.

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Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018

20th March 2018

The backlash against big tech It has become fashionable to say that the internet is broken. In the early days of course it was different; the internet was this wonderful,revolutionary tool for free expression and the democratisation of information. Now politicians, media hacks and Silicon Valley old hands alike make it painfully clear that the dream has soured: the internet, we’re told, is fundamentally compromised by corporate interests, who merrily invade our privacy to sell ads, propagate falsehoods which undermine democracy and preside over increasingly divisive and fragmented public debates. Personally, I’m still an optimist. But there can be no…

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Nick Clegg on AI, Brexit and life in politics

3rd January 2018

The newly-knighted former deputy prime minister is no longer an MP – so he’s formed a think tank to intervene on technology. For the first UpVote of 2018, we’re joined by Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democracts. Clegg lost his seat as an MP at the last election – so now he’s embarking on his next act. He’s formed a new think tank, Open Reason, and is starting to intervene on issues of tech and politics. Why? Principally, he says, because he worries we’re becoming too pessimistic. In characteristic fashion, he wants to avoid the pitfalls…

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Nick Clegg is into AI – and has a Brexit ultimatum for UK tech

30th November 2017

Brexit is bad, but AI could be good, says the former deputy prime minister, whose new think tank will be intervening on the fraught relationship between tech and politics. In a basement in Southwark, Nick Clegg is planning his next act. The former deputy prime minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats lost his seat in the general election in June. After twelve years as an MP, his life is no longer dictated by the urgent demands – ”the furnace,” he calls it – of day-to-day party politics. Which leaves a dilemma: what to do next? For Clegg, in particular,…

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London ad:tech Conference 2017

30th November 2017

Social and political impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and new technologies. Setting the scene I’d like to start by taking you back to last year’s showdown between Deepmind’s AlphaGo program, and Lee Sedol, 18-times world champion of the board game Go. That match ended in a historic 4-1 victory for the computer, a feat which many artificial intelligence experts had thought was 10 years away. During the second game, AlphaGo played a move – move 37 – which left everyone watching, from the audience to the Go Grandmasters, scratching their heads. No-one could understand the thinking behind it. Yet as…

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