Gosia Loj, AI Global Governance Commission Lead at the Entrepreneur First Panel: Living in an AI World

Technology is completely changing the way we live, work, and interact as a society. The speed at which AI is permeating through various aspects of human existence and interaction is accompanied by a crucial conversation around its ethical parameters.

Startups are at the forefront of building this new AI world.

Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First, will lead our guests in a necessary discussion on the roles of entrepreneurs and governments in the AI era regarding education, the job market, ethics, inclusion and social impact.

The discussion will also touch on how AI and Machine Learning are impacting society, and how politics and policies need to change globally, so that society as a whole can evolve with these agile technologies.


Our guests:

Chris Mairs CBE

Chris is a Venture Partner at Entrepreneur First and prolific angel investor. After graduating in Computer Science from Cambridge, followed by a short spell at IBM, Chris co-founded Metaswitch Networks, where he was CTO for many years. He was chairman of Magic Pony Technology and currently chairs several technology businesses including Kheiron Medical GTN and Phoelex Ltd. As a passionate believer in digital skills education he is a trustee of The Raspberry Pi Foundation. He is a fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, honorary fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and in 2014 he was awarded a CBE for services to engineering. Being blind since the age of 18, Chris devotes some of his time and energy to supporting sight loss charities. In 2017 he cycled 3,600 miles across Americaraising funds to restore sight to over 4,000 cataract sufferers in India, Ghana, Cambodia and other countries where this needless cause of blindness is still prevalent.

Dev Amratia | @devamratia

Dev Amratia is an EF Alumnus, CEO and Co-founder of nPlan, a company that uses machine learning to analyse construction schedules. Dev has worked for the UK Government where he led the national review on AI. Prior to that, he was a project manager with Shell and saw first hand how challenges in scheduling can make or break some of the most critical construction projects in the world.

Gosia Loj

Gosia Loj leads the vision and implementation of the AI Global Governance Commission, which brings together governments, industries and civil society to shape future AI policy and regulations internationally. Gosia has previously worked with several international organisations and the United Nations’ agencies, including the WTO, WIPO, NATO, and the European Commission, in the field of international standards, strategies and regulations as well as innovation management. She was a CEO of a greeNetSolutions start-up for two years prior to joining the Big Innovation Centre.

Jamie Susskind | @jamiesusskind

Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practicing barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford. His new book Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech delves into the debate of just how much our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems.