Every year, we bring the most innovative thinkers in culture, politics, business and society together, to discuss how future technologies will affect business, policies and life. And now (especially now!) our discussions will reach beyond our conference halls. So we are launching a brand new publishing house that will take the ideas of Brave New World to your doorstep. The books of Bot Publishers will revolve around the same topics as our conference: future technologies and their ethical and societal impact.
Voice assistants taking over your job interview. Algorithms that predict the perfect candidate for a vacancy. The possibilities of AI (artificial intelligence) for recruitment and selection of employees seem endless. What does the future of this development look like? And how does AI facilitate – or frustrate – diversity in the labor market?
Our moderator Jim Stolze is right in the centre of innovation and technology. Besides being a tech-entrepeneur, he is also a journalist. Brave New World is publishing two of his interesting columns, which were formerly published in the Dutch financial paper FD (‘Financial Times’). This is the second one, enjoy!
Next to the amazing main program, Brave New World now also presents interesting extra’s for our participants. These range from intriguing art work to a job agency for humans and robots. Here are the details.
There is an intricate connection between technological development, philosophical thought, political decisions and democracy. Will what is technologically possible always come about, or can legislators still exercise control and influence developments? Will society be able to keep up with fast-paced technological innovation? And how?
Brave New World is going to host the Institute of Human Obsolescence (IoHO) from the 7th until the 11th of November at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden. We are also proud to announce that during this period, the IoHO is going to present three new installations that complete the series Data Production Labour. In addition, they are going to host workshops analysing aspects of daily usage of technology.