The Future of Democracy: Government by the People in the Age of AI with author, Jamie Susskind -- hosted by Bruce Schneier

Date: 

Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Location: 

One Brattle, Suite 470, Harvard Kennedy School

We are thrilled to welcome a conversation with:

Jamie Susskind 
Author, Speaker, and Practising Barrister

Please join us for a conversation on:
The Future of Democracy: Government by the People in the Age of AI
Hosted in conversation with Bruce Schneier

Is democracy as we know it the final and best form of government? Could AI be used to make public policy decisions? Could a system based on ‘big data’ better represent the people than representative democracy? Does democracy deserve to survive the twenty-first century? These questions are at the heart of Jamie Susskind’s book Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech, released this month (Oxford University Press, 2018).

jamie book cover

(coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.)

More about the speakers:

jamie susskind

Jamie Susskind (@jamiesusskind) is an author and practicing barrister from London, England. A graduate of the University of Oxford and a past Fellow of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, he writes and speaks about the future of politics. His recently-published book Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech was described as ‘groundbreaking’ by Gordon Brown and ‘superb…crucial reading’ by the Guardian. Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig: ‘Few understand politics. Even fewer understand technology. Susskind is the rare soul that understands both.’

Bruce Schneier is “one of the world’s foremost security experts” (Wired), a “security guru” (The Economist), and the bestselling author of thirteen books. He speaks and writes regularly for major media venues, and his newsletter and blog reach more than 250,000 people worldwide. He is a fellow and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society; a special advisor to IBM Security; and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access Now, and the Tor Project.