Our relationship with work and technology is complicated. We strive to reduce the difficulty and danger of work for people, but we want to keep our jobs-based economy. For many people, work gives meaning to their lives and yet they hate their job.
In this series of events, we’ll be looking at the gap between advances in technology and our social capacity to deal with them, especially in the context of how work is changing.
In our first event, we’ll be discussing the effects of progress towards Artificial Intelligence with contributions from Benjamin Ellis of SocialOptic and James Tagg, author of Are the Androids Dreaming Yet and co-founder and CTO of Truphone. Additional speakers tbc. This will be followed by an open space for discussions on “How does work change as machines get smarter?”.
If we’re in competition with machines, is there any way we can win? How smart can machines actually get – are we just very advanced computers? Come to this informal session with your own questions and topic areas to discuss.
Doors open at 6pm
Speakers 6.30pm to 7.00pm
Discussion: 7.00pm to 7.45pm
Round up: 7.45pm
Conversations and networking continue until 8.45pm.
Doors close at 9pm
What is open space?
Our discussions will be held under open space conditions. This is an informal approach and it means you get to choose what aspect of the question to talk about. Anyone in the room can suggest a topic area to cover, a more specific area of interest or perhaps to ask a question of others. The only rule is the law of mobility, which says that if you’re not getting anything out of the conversation you are in, you’re very welcome to move on somewhere else.
About our hosts
Founded by James Tagg, Alexander Straub and Alistair Campbell, almost 10 years ago, Truphone has built the world’s first global, integrated, high-performance mobile network, with services that keep your business moving anywhere you are.
One SIM, one plan, one bill, and one voicemail, with the option of up to eight international numbers not only sets you apart, it means seamless productivity, predictability and cost-reduction for users all across your business footprint. All supported by Truphone’s award winning 24/7 global customer service team.
Truphone enables you to experience total mobile freedom. The freedom to use your mobile device around the world, just like you do at home. You can say goodbye to hassle of traditional roaming and bill shock and say hello to worry-free mobile services.
Welcome to Truphone – welcome to mobile freedom. Find out more at http://truphone.com
Additional sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Helen Keegan for more information.
Please note that some or all of this session may be recorded on audio and/or video for future publication.
All registration details will be shared with our event partners and sponsors.
All attendees must be pre-registered to attend. You may be asked for ID on arrival.
Nearest underground station is Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line.