Democracy, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, & Compassion: Four Speakers Asking 2018's Biggest Questions
With uncertain political, economic, and social landscapes on the horizon, Yascha Mounk, Ajay Agrawal, Michael Casey and Megan Phelps-Roper are four speakers exploring the subjects that will define 2018.
Is democracy in danger?
Americans, specifically young Americans, are losing faith in democracy. Author and political theorist Yascha Mounk explains why it’s happening and what we can do about it.
What will the A.I. revolution really look like?
World-leading A.I. researcher Ajay Agrawal is the founder of U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab, home to the greatest concentration of A.I.-enabled companies in any program on Earth. He uses plain, jargon-free language to unpack the full potential of A.I.
Is this the age of cryptocurrency?
Senior Advisor to MITs Digital Currency Initiative and co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency, Michael Casey demystifies blockchain, bitcoin and social media, and in the process empowers people to take new technologies into their own hands and disrupt the status quo.
How do we generate empathy?
Megan Phelps-Roper, once a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its virulent hate speech and cruel protests, is now one of its rare defectors. Her highly anticipated memoir is already set to grace the silver screen and her TED talk has been viewed over five million times.