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.
Join us on Twitter #braveconversations and add to the list.
|9:00 AM||HALL||INTRODUCTION||WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO “BRAVE CONVERSATIONS”||Anni
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.
|1:30 PM||HALL||SESSION TWO||WORKING SESSIONS IN THE AFTERNOON
Working around the “problems” which you identify in session one.
|4:00 PM||HALL||SESSION TO COUNT|
DAY TWO – TUESDAY APRIL 11
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
|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?
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.
|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?
|Dr Simon Longstaff|
|3:00 PM||HALL||ENERGY AND CONTACT BREAK|
|3:30 PM||HALL||SESSION FOUR||PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS||Peter Thompson,
|5:00 PM||FELLOWS BAR||DRINKS|