David Wood
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Chair, London Futurists
Principal, Delta Wisdom // Executive Director, Transpolitica
Trailblazing pioneer of the mobile computing and smartphone industries. Co-founder of Symbian. Software written by his teams had run on 500 million smartphones by 2011. Chair of London Futurists since 2008, hosting over 200 public discussions on aspects of AI. Former CTO of Accenture Mobility. Board Member or Advisor at the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies), the LEV (Longevity Escape Velocity) Foundation, the Millennium Project, Humanity Plus, and Singularity NET. Author of 8 books about the future, including “Smartphones and Beyond”, “Vital Foresight”, “The Abolition of Aging”, “Sustainable Superabundance”, “Transcending Politics”, and “The Singularity Principles”. Triple first class maths degree (Cambridge). Enthusiast for the philosophy of science. Singularitarian.

Expertise


  • Anticipating and managing disruption: AI "eating the world"
  • Scenarios for the emergence of AGI
  • Principles to successfully steer the development and deployment of AI
  • What the AI industry can learn from the smartphone industry
  • The use of AI to transform healthcare
INDUSTRY FOCUS: Rejuvenation biotech (superlongevity), Politics (Superdemocracy), Education (Superintelligence)

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