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Daily Global Salons2020-11-16T12:06:57-08:00

Online Salons

Space Law Q&A

September 19th, 2020|Speaker: Giuiliana Rotola|

Giuiliana Rotola is Foresight’s Fellow in Space Studies and an interdisciplinary lawyer who focuses on understanding the future and role of space in economic, social, technological, and scientific developments.

Post Scarcity Civilizations & Cognitive Enhancement

September 4th, 2020|Speaker: Anders Sandberg|

Help us welcome Anders Sandberg to the Foresight family! As a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, we are proud that he will be joining a fantastic group of Foresight Senior Research Fellows: Anders will present a cherry-picked selection of [...]

Beyond Quantum Computation: Constructor Theory

August 28th, 2020|Speaker: Chiara Marletto, Oxford University|

The theory of the universal quantum computer has brought us rapid technological developments, together with remarkable improvements in how we understand quantum theory. There are, however, reasons to believe that quantum theory may ultimately have to be modified into a [...]

Sensemaking: Cooperative Frameworks post-COVID19 & Cross-Silo Cooperation

August 17th, 2020|Speaker: Dave Snowden| Speaker: Phoebe Tickell|

How can we improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world? We are delighted to host Dave Snowden and Phoebe Tickell this Thursday for a discussion focused on cooperative frameworks [...]

GPT 3 Philosophy

August 6th, 2020|Speaker: Henry Shevlin| Speaker: Carlos Montemayor|

This salon discussion is based on a few recently published articles in DailyNous (, in which philosophers seek to make sense of GPT-3, a new powerful language model developed by OpenAI. We'll start with comments by two of the authors [...]

Matthew Scholz, Oisin: Senolytic Drugs | Adrian Gropper, Trustee: Self Sovereign Identity

July 28th, 2020|Speaker: Matthew Scholz, Oisin| Speaker: Adrian Gropper, Trustee|

Self-Sovereign Identity for Health Commons As a follow-up to our health commons meeting, Adrian Gropper, Trustee, will give an intro to how self-sovereign identity could aid with concerns around privacy and data analysis. Trustee uses self-sovereign identity to enable experts [...]

Health Commons

July 28th, 2020|Speaker: Kevin Perrott| Speaker: Hong Jiang|

We will discuss the concept of a health commons, which allows individuals who pool their health data to share in the downstream value that data. This discussion will touch on potential benefits, structures, and existing prototypes of health commons on [...]

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