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Roger Bootle: The AI Economy£9

One of Britain’s best-known economists examines how likely it is that AI will transform the world. In The AI Economy: Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Age of the Robot, Wolfson Prize winner Roger, a regular Telegraph columnist, responds to the economic questions posed by these dramatic advances.Thankfully steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all.

Monday September 30 - 06:30 pm
Town Hall

John Browne: Changing World£12

The former chief executive of BP – during its “golden period of expansion and diversification” – looks at the pace of change in the modern world and the effect new technologies have on our lives for both good and ill. But in Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation Lord Browne, now a respected writer, speaker and cross-bench peer, argues compellingly that the same spark that triggers each innovation can be used to counter its negative consequences. Interviewed by Daniel Hahn.

Tuesday October 01 - 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Edd China£12

Edd is an automobile addict, a journey that started with his first car, a yellow Beetle, and has even seen him live in a double-decker bus. For 14 years he presented the Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealers, as well as appearing as a motors expert on Top Gear, The Big Breakfast and Scrapheap Challenge, he describes himself as a mechanic, engineer and inventor; a multi-faceted man, as his autobiography Grease Junkie reveals. If cars are your fascination you need to be there. In conversation with journalist Cindy Burrowes

This event is sponsored by Porsche Centre Reading

Tuesday October 01 - 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

John Browne: Changing World£12

The former chief executive of BP – during its “golden period of expansion and diversification” – looks at the pace of change in the modern world and the effect new technologies have on our lives for both good and ill. But in Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation Lord Browne, now a respected writer, speaker and cross-bench peer, argues compellingly that the same spark that triggers each innovation can be used to counter its negative consequences. Interviewed by Daniel Hahn.

Tuesday October 01 - 10/01/2019 06:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Edd China£12

Edd is an automobile addict, a journey that started with his first car, a yellow Beetle, and has even seen him live in a double-decker bus. For 14 years he presented the Discovery Channel’s Wheeler Dealers, as well as appearing as a motors expert on Top Gear, The Big Breakfast and Scrapheap Challenge, he describes himself as a mechanic, engineer and inventor; a multi-faceted man, as his autobiography Grease Junkie reveals. If cars are your fascination you need to be there. In conversation with journalist Cindy Burrowes

This event is sponsored by Porsche Centre Reading

Tuesday October 01 - 10/01/2019 08:30 pm
Phyllis Court

Roger Bootle: The AI Economy£9

One of Britain’s best-known economists examines how likely it is that AI will transform the world. In The AI Economy: Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Age of the Robot, Wolfson Prize winner Roger, a regular Telegraph columnist, responds to the economic questions posed by these dramatic advances.Thankfully steering a path away from tech jargon and alarmism towards a rational explanation of the ways in which the AI revolution will affect us all.

Monday September 30 - 09/30/2019 06:30 pm
Town Hall