Programme

DAY ONE – MONDAY 10TH APRIL

A “HUMAN HACK DAY” BRINGING TOGETHER HUMAN MINDS TO SOCIETY’S CHALLENGES

The first day of the conference will be a workshop bringing together people from the business, government and community sectors with researchers from a range of disciplines.

Themes we will explore include:

  • Democracy & politics
  • Privacy & individual liberty
  • New economics
  • Technology leadership & ethics

We need brave conversations around:

  • In a “post-truth” world how can we slow the spread of fake news?
  • What are the dangers of life inside our social bubbles and continuous positive reinforcement?
  • In new economics, what will the impact of changing structures, networks and innovation be?
  • Open Source or protecting IP? How can you change business models without giving away shareholder value?
  • How to add value in the age of ubiquitous connectivity and total knowledge?
  • Managing your reputation in an increasingly transparent world
  • Everyone benefits? If the web is the ultimate force for globalisation how do we ensure everybody benefits?
  • “Should humanity become God” – who or what do we want to become as a species?
  • The rise of the hyper-corporation and the ramifications for the world.

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TIME PLACE SESSION ABOUT CHAIR
8:30 AM FOYER REGISTRATION
9:00 AM HALL INTRODUCTION WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO “BRAVE CONVERSATIONS” Anni
Rowland-Campbell
and Leanne Fry
9:30 AM HALL SESSION ONE “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, PLEASE”

Pia Waugh frames thought around how to proactively create the future.

Pia Waugh
12:30 PM FREE LUNCH
1:30 PM HALL SESSION TWO WORKING SESSIONS IN THE AFTERNOON

Working around the “problems” which you identify in session one.

3:30 PM FREE BREAK
4:00 PM HALL SESSION TO COUNT
5:00 PM FINISH

DAY TWO – TUESDAY APRIL 11

SMART HUMANS

The focus will be on the role of the human in a world that is increasingly being dominated by the machines.

Overall Moderator : Peter Thompson
Reporting and Reflecting : Martin Stewart-Weeks

TIME PLACE SESSION ABOUT CHAIR
8:30 AM FOYER REGISTRATION
9:00 AM HALL SESSION ONE WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
THE WORLD AND THE WEB

The World Wide Web – What it is and what it is becoming. What is the future for the web?

The world with the Web – the Social Machine

The world without the Web – as the machine to machine conversations increase what is the role for the human? How do we keep humans in the loop?

Anni Rowland-Campbell
and Leanne Fry
Professor Dame Wendy Hall
10:30 AM HALL ENERGY AND CONTACT BREAK
11:00 AM HALL SESSION TWO HOMO ECONOMIS

In a machine driven world what is the economic value of a human? As both a producer and a consumer? The Universal Basic Income and the value of data.

The Surveillance economy and the future of identity.

Michele Berhout
12:30 PM FREE LUNCH
1:30 PM HALL SESSION THREE THE GOOD LIFE

If we create a world where our lives are mediated by machines, how and who determines what “good” looks like?

The ethics and philosophy of the World and the Web.

Are we returning to a pre-Descartesian world?
Building emotional resilience.

Dr Simon Longstaff
3:00 PM HALL ENERGY AND CONTACT BREAK
3:30 PM HALL SESSION FOUR PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS Peter Thompson,
Martin Stewart-Weeks
5:00 PM FELLOWS BAR DRINKS

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