Would you be happy to follow a robot leader? | Theo Priestley | TEDxGlasgow

This morning Theo Priestly will be helping me kick of our Alien Day Megacast with a discussion on AI in the Alien Universe. We talk about AI in our world, how far we are off that technology compared to the Alien Universe. And how the AI’s in Alien compare to real world AI classifications.

Theo Priestley is a globally recognised and sought after futurist and international speaker, an author, and authority on the future of business, technology and society. He has had the pleasure of appearing at some of the biggest conferences, and at smaller, intimate corporate events, delivering keynote talks to audiences ranging from 50 to 4,000. He has been part of panel discussions and chaired conferences across the World including USA, Peru, Australia, Dubai, Germany, UK, Sweden, China, Malta and South Africa. Theo has published more than 100 articles on topics including Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Smart Cities, Education, Healthcare, Marketing, Digital Transformation, and Virtual Reality, for Forbes, the European, WIRED, and Huffington Post. He has also contributed to VentureBeat, GigaOM, The Times Raconteur, and been interviewed for BBC Radio and UK national television news on technology trends. He is widely known and sought after for his forthright views on the negative impacts of technology on society, and currently works with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change to research technology’s wider impact on society and public policy with a view to informing political leaders of the risks and benefits of adoption. Theo has been listed as a Top 100 global technology influencer and thought leader on the Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Fintech multiple years in a row. He currently hosts the We Didn’t Start the Fire podcast, examining the intersection of technology, business and society with guests. His book, ‘The Future Starts Now’, co-authored with Bronwyn Williams will be available early 2021 from Bloomsbury.

Special thanks to Steven Thomas for granting us permission to use part of his video edit for the opening of our segment. You can watch the full video here.

You can follow Theo on Twitter or check our his work on the website

You can listen to his podcast interview with me here

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