Thrive Global: A Conversation with Philosophy Expert Johan Seibers

An interesting conversation with well-known Philosophy expert Johan Seibers about Artificial intelligence.

Professor Johan Seibers is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Middlesex University in the UK. Before going to Middlesex, he was Reader in Philosophy and Critical Theory in the Department of English Language, Linguistics, Literature and Cultures at the University of Central Lancashire, where he continues to hold an honorary readership, and he is a member of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House. He also worked for Shell Oil Company, creating future scenarios that could be studied in order to calculate risks the company needed to take.

Thrive Global: A Conversation with Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

Big Data
(Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen)

Upon completing Futuro ignoto (Unknown Future), Fr Philip Larrey's first book of interviews dealing with the impact of the new digital age, he never would have imagined that he would be sitting down with two key people of our time and having a conversation about the digital world. Eric Schmidt is Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and Jared Cohen is the head of Jigsaw, previously known as Google Ideas. Together they wrote the book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, published in 2013. Our conversation, which follows, took place in Rome before their meeting with Pope Francis in January 2016 in the Vatican.