Nell Watson

Biography

Nell Watson FBCS, FIAP, FRSA is an engineer, entrepreneur, and futurist thinker who grew up in Northern Ireland. She has a longstanding interest in the philosophy of technology, and how extensions of human capacity drive emerging social trends.

Nell lectures globally on Machine Intelligence, AI philosophy, Human-Machine relations, and the Future of Human Society, serving as Associate Faculty of AI & Robotics at Singularity University.”

She is also Co-Founder of OpenEth.org, an ‘ethical explication engine’ that aims to crowdsource ethical heuristics for autonomous systems.

Sessions at NextM

“Magnanimous Machines”

Intelligent machines are beginning to understand the needs, drives, and even values of humanity, with huge opportunities for each of our lives and our global society. Explore how every sector of our economy is being affected by this change, and grasp how big data is driving this process. How can we retain our humanity, whilst growing past our greatest weaknesses? Understand how you can make the most of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and how these forces are shaping the future of our humanity.