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Calum Chace

London, United Kingdom

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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, our societies and our economies.

His non-fiction books on AI are Surviving AI, about strong AI and superintelligence, and The Economic Singularity, about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment. He also wrote Pandora's Brain, a techno-thriller about the first superintelligence. In the last four years he has given 120 talks in 18 countries on five continents. Videos and lots of other materials are available at www.pandoras-brain.com.

He is co-founder of a think tank focused on the future of jobs, called the Economic Singularity Club. The ESC has published Stories from 2045, a book of short stories.

Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and in business, as a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. Before that, he studied philosophy at Oxford University, which confirmed his suspicion that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood is actually philosophy in fancy dress.

Available For: Speaking
Travels From: London or Malaga
Speaking Topics: AI

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Entrepreneur40
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AI 59.45
Digital Transformation 34.25
AR/VR
Future of Work 30.10
RPA 30.58

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Publications

9 Article/Blogs
The Impact of AI on Healthcare
LinkedIn
October 01, 2020
Healthcare is an obvious sector to deploy AI in. It generates tsunamis of data, vast amounts of money are spent on it, and there are plenty of opportunities to improve the quality of its products and services by making them more intelligent and intelligible.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Workspaces
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August 31, 2020
Artificial intelligence will change everything - even big office real estate

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The Impact of AI on Journalism
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August 24, 2020
AIs write hundreds of thousands of the articles that are published by mainstream media outlets every week. What next?

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“The Price Of Tomorrow” by Jeff Booth - Book Review
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August 18, 2020
“The Price of Tomorrow” is a warning about two dangerous trends: technological unemployment, and global debt

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The Impact Of AI On Call Centres
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August 10, 2020
Call centre traffic has shifted from voice to digital in recent years, but contrary to expectations, employment has risen gradually. That may not last.

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“False Alarm” By Bjorn Lomborg – Book Review
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August 03, 2020
Is optimism about an AI-powered future compatible with fears about extinction from global warming?

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Thucydides And The Dragon: Artificial Intelligence And Sino-US Rivalry
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June 30, 2020
From Cold War between two nuclear superpowers to Code War between two AI superpowers?

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The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Influencer Marketing
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June 22, 2020
Digital marketers have to deploy AI. They also have to defeat it

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Artificial Intelligence, & Fully Automated Luxury Capitalism
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June 15, 2020
How we can all benefit from cognitive automation

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Tags: AI, Future of Work, RPA

4 Books
The Economic Singularity: Artificial intelligence and the death of capitalism
Amazon
July 18, 2016
Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dextrous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones!). It is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it.

This new book from best-selling AI writer Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn’t yet paying attention. All jobs will be affected, from fast food McJobs to lawyers and journalists. This is the single most important development facing humanity in the first half of the 21st century.

The fashionable belief that Universal Basic Income is the solution is only partly correct. We are probably going to need an entirely new economic system, and we better start planning soon - for the Economic Singularity!

The outcome can be very good – a world in which machines do all the boring jobs and humans do pretty much what they please. But there are major risks, which we can only avoid by being alert to the possible futures and planning how to avoid the negative ones

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Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence
Amazon
July 29, 2015
Artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology, and in the coming decades it will change everything in our lives. If we get it right it will make humans almost godlike. If we get it wrong... well, extinction is not the worst possible outcome.

“Surviving AI” is a concise, easy-to-read guide to what's coming, taking you through technological unemployment (the economic singularity) and the possible creation of a superintelligence (the technological singularity).

Here's what some of the leading thinkers in the field have to say about it:

A sober and easy-to-read review of the risks and opportunities that humanity will face from AI

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Surviving AI

June 01, 2015

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

Pandora's Brain
Amazon
February 04, 2014
Around half the scientists researching artificial intelligence (AI) think that a conscious AI at or beyond human level will be created by 2050. If they are right, the consequence could be an intelligence explosion, in which the AI rapidly and enormously exceeds human cognitive ability.

Pandora's Brain is a techno-thriller by best-selling writer Calum Chace. It uses the issues raised by the coming machine intelligence explosion as a platform for a fast-paced and thought-provoking adventure story.

Set in the near future, it features Matt, a shy but engaging and resourceful student who discovers that his recently-deceased father was involved in research that could enable the construction of the world's first conscious machine.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation

1 Founder
3Cs: Chair // Coach // Consultant
3Cs
March 05, 2005

Do you sometimes worry that you may be missing something important? Do you have nagging uncertainties about your finances, staff, marketing, sales, or operations? Do you have specific questions, but don’t know where to get advice that is backed by deep experience, fairly priced, and isn’t tainted by sales patter?

Could you use a critical friend?

I can help

I chair and consult to growing businesses. My contributions vary from one-off conversations, to regular meetings over a period of years, tackling every conceivable issue a growing business can face.

Elsewhere on this site you can find out about my background (“About”), the services I offer (“Services”), and what other people say about working with me (“Testimonials”). On the “Interview” page I’ll be sharing the insights of some of the smart people I have met down the years.


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15 Speaking Engagements
Economic Singularity Conversation with Juan Moreno Bau of Fundacion Innovacion Bankinter
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April 30, 2020

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Sky News, 4 April 2020
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April 04, 2020

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5-minute interview
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October 25, 2019

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Calum at CogX 2019
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June 15, 2019

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Economic Singularity Club session at CogX 2019
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June 14, 2019

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Istanbul, May 2019
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May 16, 2019

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Broadcasting House, 7 April 2019
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April 07, 2019

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Calum on BBC Radio Ulster
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March 14, 2019

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Interview with Future Trends Forum
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February 03, 2019

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Reform Club launch video
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February 03, 2019

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Sparky reads one of the AI-written chapters in "Stories from 2045"
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January 27, 2019

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Calum on History Channel
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September 23, 2018

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Stephen Fry at Bell Labs, Oct 2017
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August 25, 2018

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Calum animation
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May 05, 2018

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Enlightenment Now
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April 29, 2018

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