On January 31, 2023, Bold Futures hosted a fireside chat with James Bridle, tech futurist and artist who has published and spoken widely. See their full bio below.
James explored fundamental questions about what "artificial intelligence" is, what type of future it might lead to, and how we might imagine other types of AI that may create a better future.
Attendees of the event called it "eye-opening," "thought-provoking," and "utterly fascinating."
About James Bridle
James Bridle is a leading writer, artist and technologist. They are the author of 'New Dark Age' (2018) and 'Ways of Being' (2022) and their writing on literature, culture and networks has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Wired, the Atlantic, the New Statesman, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. They also presented "New Ways of Seeing" for BBC Radio 4 in 2019 and their artworks have been commissioned by galleries and institutions and exhibited worldwide and on the internet.
They lecture regularly on radio, at conferences, universities, and other events, including SXSW, The Next Web, the Global Art Forum, Re:Publica and TED. They have been a resident at Lighthouse, Brighton, the White Building, London, and SVA and Eyebeam, New York. They have been an Adjunct Professor on the Interactive Telecommunications Programme at New York University, a Lecturer at the Dutch Art Institute, and a convenor of the School of Infinite Rehearsals, Onassis AIR, Athens.