In recent years humanity has witnessed rapid advances in technology and artificial intelligence. At the same time, previously unrecognised intelligence in animals, plants and natural systems are beginning to call our primary understanding of ‘intelligence’ into question.
In their new book Ways of Being James Bridle, writer, artist and technologist explores the different types of intelligence in our world: from technology to plants to animals. As the rise of AI sets to shape our future, James makes the case to expand our understanding of ‘intelligence’ and learn from the non-human, natural world.
James joins us for a live online conversation on Monday 26 June from 12:00-13:00 GMT with Nesta’s Head of Foresight Research, Laurie Smith, to dive deep into our understanding of intelligence and how this new thinking might help us find our humanity in an increasingly technological world.
Why you should come
This free online event is for anyone interested in the philosophy of our relationship with technology and the natural world, but particularly those working in the foresight and emerging technology communities.