At 2015's FutureFest, 14-15 March, we explored the ways in which our relationship with machines is radically changing.
We are increasingly bound up with codings and algorithms, robots and automations. Machines of all kinds rescue us from routine, but also enable us to live entirely new lifestyles; they give us services, offer assistance and even counsel.
How, in the coming decades, do we strike a balance between the non-human and the humane? Between their power and ours?
Highlights at the festival included:
- Jon Ronson
Author, 'The Psychopath Test' and 'The Men Who Stare at Goats'
- Ije Nwokorie
CEO, Wolff Olins
- Ghislaine Boddington
Creative Director of Women Shift Digital and body>data>space
- Emotive City
- Blind Robot
By Louis Philippe Demers
- Dr. Michael Osborne
Associate Professor in Machine Learning, Oxford University
- Luciano Floridi
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Oxford Internet Institute
- Eva Pascoe
Director, Omnichannel and Retail Futures at TheRetailPractice.com