Writer and Speaker on Artificial Intelligence
Everything you wanted to know about artificial intelligence but were afraid to ask.
Following a successful 30-year career in business, Calum has developed a new career as a writer and speaker about the likely impacts of artificial intelligence on people and societies. He has been hired by all kinds of companies, including firms in professional services, financial services, technology, retail, healthcare, defence, entertainment, education, marketing and advertising.
Since graduating from Oxford in PPE, Calum Chace has worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, as a director for AMR International and KPMG, for BP in both the UK and UAE, and was the CEO of Weeding Technologies. Currently Calum is a consultant on AI through 3cs, a company he founded. He is also the author of ‘The Economic Singularity’, a non-fiction book about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment; ‘Surviving AI’, a non-fiction book about the likelihood and impact of strong AI and super-intelligence; and techno-thriller ‘Pandora’s Brain’.
In the emergent, active debate over AI, there are as many that are excited by the possibilities as there are and those who are warning of disaster.
As well as a brief historical look at the developments of the new world of deep learning AI, Calum’s talks provides evidence for both sides of the argument and guides audiences through his strange new world. Ultimately he makes the case that AI can turn out to be the best thing that will happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But, be cautions, our future welfare and prosperity depends on our determination to learn about and meet the challenges that AI presents head on.
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“Thank you very much for the presentation you gave – it was exciting, and generated a lot of conversation afterwards – which is always a good sign!” – Kindred, October 2017
“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank you for participating at EmTech France this year. Your talk was enjoyed by the audience and we heard amazing feedback!” – EmTech, October 2017
“Thank you so much for your presentation last night and for participating in a very interesting and lively panel discussion. I thought it worked really well, and all the feedback I had was very good indeed. I thought you set the context for the discussion really well and warmed up the audience to think more deeply about and around the topic.” – ICAEW, September 2017
“He was absolutely fantastic! All the delegates gave very positive feedback on Calum’s contributions, and he added a great deal to the day, and not just in his allocated sessions. We really appreciated him staying around. We’d like to extend a huge big thank you to him. He was excellent.” – Hymans Robertson, September 2017
“Calum did a fantastic job engaging the whole audience and was very well received. The feedback on was absolutely spot on.” – Barclays, June 2017
“What a fascinating presentation that was – thank you. There has been a real buzz in the sixth form centre in the last couple of days as the conversations about AGI continue.” – King’s College School, Wimbledon, June 2017
“The lecture meet our expectations totally; the audience responded enthusiastically and we were very happy with Mr. Chace.” – VERN
University, Zagreb, March 2017
“Awe-inspiring presentation.” – Rotary Club branch chair, February 2017
“Thank you for giving us such an inspirational keynote speech at our ethics and AI event last night. You managed to be accessible, challenging and hugely interesting all at the same time – quite an achievement!” – PwC, July 2016
“Calum was great. Very positive comments from the shareholders in their feedback.” – Beringea Private Equity, November 2016
“Thank you so much for recommending Calum, he was perfect for our event, a really interesting presentation and all the delegates enjoyed listening to his views on Artificial Intelligence.” – Shared Services, July 2016
“I invited Calum to London Business School to give a talk about about artificial intelligence, and its consequences for the business world. The presentation was really engaging, including not only possible impacts on the economy, but also potential solutions. Calum is a great speaker and has a deep understanding of AI, which allows him to present the matter in a completely new light.” – MBA student, London Business School, February 2017
“Calum went down very well, a fascinating and thought provoking presentation. Thank you.” – CenturyLink, June 2016