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Having studied physics, philosophy and computation neuroscience, Nick has become one of the world’s leading authorities on the nature and implications of artificial intelligence. The founding Director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute and the director of Oxford’s Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, his internationally acclaimed book Superintelligence has prompted debate and comment from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.

The Gadget Show host is obsessed with all things technology and web related. He has written, presented and produced shows for the BBC, Sky and Channel 4 and his infectious enthusiasm has seen him construct a hoverboard, a mind-reading device and a phone glove. He offers an insight into the world’s leading tech companies and universities, and can illustrate his presentations with incredible inventions from holograms and robots.

After working for the likes of the BBC, BP and KPMG, Calum took a wealth of business and media experience and combined it with a passion for technology and robotics. Now one of the leading commentators on artificial intelligence, he looks at the vast potential for both good and ill, considering the development of AI, its portrayal in the media and in fiction, and what might await us in the future.

One of the world’s leading AI and machine learning experts, Adam’s work helped created two of the world’s leading intelligent assistants in Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s Bixby. With experience in engineering, research, management and consulting he is a pioneer in the field.

Originally an oil exploration engineer and marketer, Dan became head of Google UK – with responsibility for $5bn revenue. He’s now focused on Fintech, with the aim of disrupting financial services. In his speech Dan shows how Google use technology in the search for transformative solutions to major problems. They include balloons in space to beam internet signals to remote parts of the world, and contact lenses with an embedded glucose sensor for diabetes sufferers.

Working at the cutting-edge of fashion, technology and retail, Matthew demonstrates how the fashion industry is being changed in every facet of its operation. From what clothes can do (monitoring your activities, charging your phone) to how VR could replace high street shops, how robots could replace craftspeople to the future of manufacturing he finds important lessons for any industry in collaboration, disruption and future strategy.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and software engineer, Martin has been looking at the implication of artificial intelligence for over a decade. He was one of the first to highlight the importance of the potential economic impact of automation and mass-redundancy and believes that the tech industry is not as short-sighted on this as some would suggest.

Having studied fluid dynamics and working briefly in F1, Hannah returned to academia and now lectures in the mathematics of cities. She’s also a science broadcaster, bringing numbers and data to life on TV and radio in programmes including The Joy of Data, City in the Sky, and The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry. She examines how maths underpins almost everything and the world of data: how it’s gathered, what it can (and can’t) tell us, and how it’s applied from tracking down serial killers to predicting customer needs.

Science writer, broadcaster, sometime comedian and co-host of Radio 4’s look into what the future holds, Timandra examines the effects of all areas of technology. She is the author of Big Data: does size matter? and has written for Wired, the Guardian and the Telegraph.

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