Fireside Chat

 AI for Science is at the Heart of Progress

A Conversation about the trajectory of current AI capabilities over the next three to five years, and what that will mean for progress.

Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Wolfson Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields



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Nicklas Lundblad, Director of Public Policy, Google DeepMind

Nicklas Lundblad is responsible for Google DeepMind’s public policy strategy and engagement, where he focuses on building a mandate for solving intelligence to accelerate science and benefit humanity. He is a writer, researcher and public policy expert with more than 20 years experience leading, building, and developing policy functions at companies including Google and Stripe.

Prior to Google DeepMind, Nicklas was Head of Global Tech Policy at Stripe Inc and has held various roles at Google – the most recent being Head of Global Policy Planning and Vice President of public policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Nicklas was previously Vice President for the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in 2009.

He has a PhD in informatics, a B.A in Philosophy, and is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts in the UK. He has written four books on technology and law, the latest being focused on the philosophy of questions. Together with Richard Allan he runs the podcast, Regulate Tech. 



Ken Benoit, Director, Data Science Institute and Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology, LSE

Kenneth Benoit (@kenbenoit) is Director of the Data Science Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology. He is also Professor (Part-time) in the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University.