Tech-expert George Zarkadakis envisions a future liberal democracy in which intelligent machines help to extend citizen rights.** At the time of announcement this is an ONLINE only event — however, we may in the future also make physical tickets availableIf this becomes possible we will announce it herePlease register for an online ticket using the "Book Now" link **
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Around the world, liberal democracies are in crisisCitizens have lost faith in their government; right-wing nationalist movements frame the political debateAt the same time, economic inequality is increasing dramatically; digital technologies have created a new class of super-rich entrepreneursAutomation threatens to transform the free economy into a zero-sum game in which capital wins and labour losesBut is this digital dystopia inevitable? In his book Cyber Republic, George Zarkadakis presents an alternative, outlining a plan for using technology to make liberal democracies more inclusive and the digital economy more equitableCyber Republic is no less than a guide for the coming Fourth Industrial Revolution and the post-pandemic world
Zarkadakis, an expert on technology and management, explains how artificial intelligence, together with intelligent robotics, sophisticated sensors, communication networks, and big data, will fundamentally reshape the global economy; a new "intelligent machine age" will force us to adopt new forms of economic and political organizationHe envisions a future liberal democracy in which intelligent machines facilitate citizen assemblies, helping to extend citizen rights, and blockchains and crypto-economics enable new forms of democratic governance and business collaborationMoreover, the same technologies can be applied to scientific research and technological innovationWe need not fear automation, Zarkadakis argues; in a post-work future, intelligent machines can collaborate with humans to achieve the human goals of inclusivity and equality
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Twitter: @zarkadakis / @mitpress
** This talk will be held online using the Zoom application (available for PC, Mac, iOS and Android)A link to join the talk will be sent to ticketholders on the day of the event**
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