You can check out this session on October 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm

About this Session

We’re really excited to welcome Dr Hannah Fry to give the keynote talk at April’s brightonSEO. She’s an experienced public speaker, critically acclaimed broadcaster and author who brings her love of maths to topics including some of our favourites like algorithms and artificial intelligence.

Dr Hannah Fry is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL. She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study patterns in human behaviour, particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism.

You might’ve seen her on TV recently giving the prestigious Royal Institution Christmas lectures where she talked about maths, coding and algorithms! 

Her latest book, Hello World: How to be human in the age of the machine (shortlisted for the prestigious Bailie Gifford Prize for Non Fiction and the Royal Society Book Prize) is about how we’ve slowly handed over control to computers – how there are algorithms and artificial intelligence hiding behind almost every aspect of our modern lives – and what that means for our society. Cambridge Analytica might have made the headlines recently, but these algorithms are everywhere. In our hospitals, our courtrooms, our police stations and our supermarkets. This is a book that takes stock of where we are now, and where we are headed in the not-to-distant future. It’s a story of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of modern machines, asking how much we should rely on them over our own instincts, and what kind of world we want to live in.

Note that we’re not able to live-stream this talk, so it’s exclusively available to attendees.

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