Nick Horslen

Nick HorslenA life and career from the shop floor to the boardroom. Ten years sci-tech, ten years hi-tech and ten yrs what-the-heck. Leadership is freedom.

AI thoughts

Artificial intelligence, the way to do things properly without human interference.

5 x Top books

  • Superintelligence – Nick Bostrom
  • The end of poverty – Jeffrey Sachs
  • The wealth and poverty of nations – David Landes
  • The 6 killer apps of the west – Niall Ferguson
  • Doing good better – William MacAskil

Dr Daniel Hulme

Daniel is the CEO of Satalia, a company that provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) inspired solutions to solve industries hardest problems. He is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying AI to solve business and social problems.

Daniel is a popular public speaker specialising in the topics of Philosophy, Technology, Innovation and Organisational Design. He is a serial TEDx speaker and a speaker for the Singularity University.

Daniel has a Masters and Doctorate in AI from UCL, he lectures in Computer Science and Business, and is passionate about how technology can be used to govern organisations and bring positive social impact.

Daniel is the co-founder of ASI Data Science and has Advisory and Executive positions in many companies. He holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship and actively promotes positive entrepreneurship and technology innovation across the globe.

Books:

  • Life 3.0
  • Economic Singularity
  • Technological Singularity
  • The Wealth of Humans
  • Superintelligence

Thoughts on AI:

AI are systems that adapt themselves, to achieve a goal.

AI will either destroy us or set us free.

Eddie Maguire

Formerly transferred technology to the real world. Multiple senior level careers in Shipbuilding, Telecoms, Defence and Transportation. My passion is personal development for myself and others so I’m now an exec coach and transformation consultant. Member of the international positive psychology association, Toastmasters and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Selected “scout badges” …..

  • Chartered Engineer,
  • Qualified Coach
  • Certificates in Applied Neuroscience
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Practitioner Thought Pattern Management
  • Certified HeartMath Coach

 What I think about AI

As a native Scot, I’m genetically pre=programmed to see the downside – We’re doomed ………….. probably!

Kyle Farren

About me

  • I study history and anthropology undergraduate at Goldsmiths.
  • I speak regularly at Speakers’ Corner.
  • I promote a libertarian socialist philosophy called Communalism.

My thoughts on AI

  • AI has no intrinsic merits or demerits.
  • AI could free up time for citizens to participate in policymaking.
  • AI requires democratic control for maximised benefit.

Communalism complements AI.
AI could facilitate utopia.

My top 5 books

  • The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin
  • Guardians of Power by David Morris and David Cromwell
  • No Contest by Alfie Kohn
  • The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
  • How Nonviolent Struggle Works by Gene Sharp

Jacqui Hogan

jacqui hoganA long career in IT, from techie to strategy and currently Chair of the BCS ELITE (Excellent Leadership in IT). Interested in the future impact of the new technical world on the practice of management. MBA, Black Belt in Karate and author of 5 books.

AI thoughts

AI has implications from the intelligent management of data through to collaborating with robots. Looking forward to a brave new world!

5 x books

  • 7 habits of highly effective people (Steven Covey)
  • Maverick! (Ricardo Semler)
  • Future of Management (Gary Hamel)
  • Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
  • Together Works – the Ultimate Guide to eCollaboration (me and 2 co-conspirators)

Seena Saini

Seena is currently working on AI Driven email messaging system for B2B called Fantoo.

Seena has also been in the technology space for the last 15yrs, focusing on startup finance and commercial growth. Through these endeavors she has helped to bring to market innovative, disruptive products. Fantoo is her 3rd startup, her last was in the US, which sold Health & Fitness products to Intel, and Google becoming the market-leading product in its niche.

5 books currently reading:

Bret Freeman

Bret Freeman is an award-winning international speaker and has delivered thousands of talks, workshops and presentations all over the world. From boardrooms to the o2 arena, Bret has shared his insights with tens of thousands. As VP Mentoring and Membership for Chiltern Speakers and part of the Toastmasters International Training Bureau, he has led workshops on personal branding and public speaking at several International Toastmasters conferences. He is a part-time events host, internationally recognised Boxing and MMA Ring Announcer, Snooker Presenter, Television personality and even Come Dine With Me Winner. Bret has also had a very successful IT sales career and now runs his own public speaking and high-performance mindset coaching business called LifeVroom. He has worked with Harrow School, Gap Curriculum, Royal Grammar School, the BBC and many other organisations helping them to develop necessary skills for success. Bret is also a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Master Hypnotherapist, and Master Coach.

By leveraging his varied experience in presenting and combining a variety of techniques, his unique workshops based on his P.O.W.E.R. methodology have had a significant impact on those he has worked with.

Books:

  • The Influential Mind – Tali Sharot
  • Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomski
  • Spiral Dynamics Integral – Don Beck

Thoughts on AI…
Eliezer Yudkowski, Co-founder of the SIAI said, “By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

When we presume to understand AI, we sell both ourselves and technology short.  Where will AI be in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?  We are only scratching the surface at this point.  As we look to the future of AI however, perhaps the most dangerous thing we will learn about AI is what we will learn about ourselves.

David Wood

I had the good fortune to be a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. Software written by teams I led was included in half a billion smartphones over the following years, from companies including Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson.

I also spent three years as CTO of Accenture Mobility and ten years as software architect and software director at UK-based mobile computing innovator Psion PLC.

As an independent futurist and writer, I am the author or lead editor of six books, including “Anticipating 2025“, “Smartphones and Beyond“, and “The Abolition of Aging“. My forthcoming new book is “Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future”.

As chair of London Futurists, I have organised and hosted nearly 200 public events on technoprogressive and futurist topics over the last ten years.

Books that have changed my life over the years include “Citizen Cyborg” by James Hughes, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey, “The Happiness Hypothesis” by Jonathan Haidt, and “The Age of Spiritual Machines” by Ray Kurzweil.

My business card puts my job title as “Futurist, Catalyst, Singularitarian”. The last of these three words is due to my conviction that the concept of the technological singularity deserves very serious attention.

I am a fellow of the IEET, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Humanity+, a founding member of the Transhumanist Party UK, and a fellow of the RSA.

Find me online as @dw2.

Dr Franciszka Magdalena

Chartered Scientist

  • Registered Health Professions Council Practitioner Psychologist
  • BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • Q Methodology Sentiment & Sustainability Analyst
  • PhD 2004

Winner: 
Henley Business School Leading for Sustainability Award 2007

Copyright Author: 
Leadership by Subjectives – an emergent communications strategy for Personal & Organisational Transformation:

Fernando Angulo

A multi-disciplinary career across various industries such as IT, renewal energy, online media, aerospace distribution and pharmaceutical. Worked in Higher Education, start-ups, entrepreneurial experience in an SME and currently in the corporate world.

A Commercial Marketing Manager in the daytime and a karate instructor in the night time. A very curious person at all times.

“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

Academic and some professional/personal achievements

  • BSc (Hons) Computer System
  • MBA
  • Chartered IT Professional (MBCS CITP)
  • Professional Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)
  • NLP Practitioner Certificate
  • Hypnotherapist Practitioner Certificate
  • Professional Karate Coach
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Water Diver
  • Stress & Rescue Diver

Thoughts on AI

Looking at the Big 3 Revolutions we have experienced, they all have in common the impact it had in our civilisation:

  • Agriculture revolution
  • Industrial revolution
  • Digital revolution

I personally consider AI the 4th revolution, which is already happening. What are we, human beings, going to do with so much time on our hands? Where’s that energy going? If history has taught us something is that there’s nothing more creative than a bored person. We were made to think whilst having fun, and we only need to look at kids playing to agree with this.

All growth is achieved by a process of transformation and AI will be a key driver for individual transformation, which in turn will have a ripple effect on businesses, society, nations and civilisation itself.

AI can’t be stopped and is here stay. It can’t be blamed for anything and only humans have full responsibility and accountability for their own fate. Transformation is the key to our very survival.

Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics”

  • A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Pretty genius, but are they enough to put some governance to AI?

My top 1 quote ever

“The only sacred truth is that there aren’t any sacred truths”
Carl Sagan 

Books

I have too many top 5s, but the ones that spring to mind related to some of the above are:

  • Jonathan Stevenson Seagull, by Richard Bach
  • Conversations With God (1), by Naele Donald Walsch
  • The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan (read in Spanish)
  • The Clever Guts Diet, by Michael Mosley
  • The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet

Raj Patel

Raj has a wealth of experience in successfully delivering innovative business solutions utilising digital products and services in EMEA, Asia and the US, with senior positions in IT, including transitioning through management mergers and acquisitions. He has remained focused, servicing the needs of the clients in Banking, Telecommunications, Travel, Hi-Tech and Automobile sectors. Clients include RBS, Centrica, HSBC, Apple, Skype and Sony.

At ImproveCX, as Co-Founder and Head of Digital Services, progressing through the 4th industrial revolution, his focus remains on creating, enabling and delivering business solutions for the needs of customers.He is passionate in helping, defining and delivering positive interactions utilising Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence.

Raj is an executive committee member of Careers Springboard Charity and Chalfont St Giles Cricket Club. He has a passion for coaching, cricket, mentoring and helping the community to grow.

5 books 

  • The Seagull – Jonathan Livingston
  • Start with Why – Simon Sinek
  • Superintelligence – Nick Bostrom
  • The Master Algorithm. – Pedro Domingos
  • Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda

I think about AI 

Don’t be a dodo, it’s another exciting revolution in time, embrace and work together for a better world. We cannot stop it, get involved and influence the transformation.

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