Calum Chace is a best-selling writer and sought-after speaker on artificial intelligence. He focuses on the medium and long-term impact of AI on all of us as individuals, societies and economies.
His non-fiction books on AI are The Economic Singularity, about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment, and Surviving AI, about the likelihood of strong AI and superintelligence. He is also the author of Pandora’s Brain, a techno-thriller about the first superintelligence.
Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum Chace had a 30-year career in journalism and business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO.
After working for the BBC Calum joined BP in sales and marketing in both the UK and UAE. He then moved into consulting with AMR and then KPMG where he became a director where he oversaw media and strategic and commercial intelligence. After a period returning to media and marketing, and also as CEO of a tech startup, he focused on writing.He maintains his interest in business by serving as chairman and coach for a selection of growing companies. In 2000 he co-wrote The Internet Startup Bible, a business best-seller published by Random House.
Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was actually philosophy in fancy dress.
Calum Chace provides a brief historical look at the development of the new world of deep learning AI as well as evidence for both sides of the argument to guide the audience through this strange new world. He also considers the impact, direct or otherwise, of machine learning from driverless cars to a world where very few people have to work.
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