Calum Chace & Gerd Leonhard

A powerful and lively Debate on AI, the Singularity and the Future of Humanity – featuring Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard

In their candid but refreshingly constructive discussions, Gerd and Calum explore the tensions raised by the exponentially improving cognitive and bio technologies. These technologies will increasingly provide us with opportunities to re-shape what it means to be human, and they will force us to reconsider our most essential values. Gerd and Calum have both been thinking for many years about these challenges, and have drawn very different conclusions, which makes for lively and upbeat conversations.

About Calum Chace

United Kingdom

Calum is the author of several best-selling books on the future of artificial intelligence, including The Economic Singularity and Surviving AI. Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker in 2012, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. A long time ago, Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was actually philosophy in fancy dress. You can find a selection of his videos here.

About Gerd Leonhard


There is no lack of visionary thinkers on the planet ready to paint the future in bright colors for organizations and enterprises in search of evolution. Gerd is alone in bringing the humanist tradition of philosophical questioning to burning issues as they impact real life here and now. From digital obesity and technology megashifts to the imperative need for a global ethics framework around digital transformation, Gerd plays Mentor to a host of creative enterprises making the successful shift to futurized thinking. His new book Technology vs. Humanity is a working manual for remaining unique and inventive in the coming era of algorithmic tyranny. Contact The Futures Agency for more details and booking.

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