Frankland Visitor event 2024: 'What the hell is going on with the AI Apocalypse?'
Joanna Kavenna, Frankland Visitor 2024, presents a panel discussion with Eliane Glaser, David Malone and Laurence Scott.
2023 has been hailed as ‘the year AI ate the internet’. Are we heading for an AI apocalypse or are Terminator-style prophecies overblown? Is the AI revolution already here? What about questions of democracy, transparency, ethics and freedom? Who decides the future?

Joanna Kavenna is a prize-winning author of several critically acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction including ZED, The Ice Museum, Inglorious, The Birth of Love and A Field Guide to Reality. Her novel Inglorious won the Orange Award for New Writing, and her novel The Birth of Love was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Joanna Kavenna’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, London Review of Books, The New York Times and many other publications. She was named as one of The Telegraph’s Best Writers under 40 in 2010 and as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. She has held the Alistair Horne Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford and the Harper-Wood at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Eliane Glaser writes widely on political propaganda, manipulation, and has decades of experience as a BBC producer including on Front Row, Start the Week and Free Thinking.

David Malone is an award winning science documentary film maker. In a career spanning nearly 30 years he has made films for the BBC and Channel 4, on such topics as consciousness, the self and soul, the search for mathematical certainty, and the relationship between science and religion.

Laurence Scott is an author and lecturer in writing at New York University, London. He writes widely on an array of themes including the representation of queer desire in popular culture.
Date: 5 March 2024, 17:30 (Tuesday, 8th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square OX1 4AJ
Venue Details: Amersi Foundation Lecture Room
Speakers: Joanna Kavenna, Eliane Glaser, David Malone, Laurence Scott
Organising department: Brasenose College
Organiser: Kate Roberts (Principal's Office, Brasenose College)
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Cost: Free
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Kate Roberts