Calum Chace has a background in business strategy, marketing and journalism working as a marketer, strategy consultant and CEO. He studied philosophy at Oxford University, and his interest in artificial intelligence stems from his reading of science fiction. In 2012, he retired to focus on writing and speaking. Thus, his experience of a 30-year career in business marks his work. Today Calum is a sought-after keynote speaker, blogger and best-selling author specialising within the area of artificial intelligence.
As an expert on artificial intelligence, Calum Chace has written multiple best-selling books concerning the potential impact of AI on society. He has also written non-fiction books, including Surviving AI about superintelligence and strong AI, and The Economic Singularity addressing future prospects of technological unemployment. Additionally, he is the author of Pandora's Brain, a techno-thriller about the first superintelligence.
On Calum’s blog, Pandora’s Brain, he further discusses the impact of the most powerful technology. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of artificial intelligence on individuals, societies and economies.
In this event, Calum addresses the different challenges and benefits of artificial intelligence. According to Calum, there is a great possibility that the first machine with human-level cognition is created within the next few decades. If this happens, it may entail that superintelligence will be with us soon. Consequently, humans will then be the second smartest species on the planet. As a speaker, Calum Chace is both informative and engaging. He enlightens audiences with eye-opening and thought-provoking facts in an entertaining way. Remaining a popular speaker, Calum travels around the world delivering content-rich keynotes. He has delivered more than 120 keynote speeches in 18 countries on five continents in the last four years.
Additionally, Calum Chace is co-founder of the think tank called Economic Singularity Foundation. It focuses on the future of jobs and has published Stories from 2045, a collection of short stories written by its members.
Calum will present for approximately 1 hour and this will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A.