The Ethical and Spiritual Development Panel and the Government Panel of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, together with the Real Time Club, are sponsoring a Debate on the topical motion
"Technology is the Enemy of Democracy"
Refreshments with wine, soft drinks and canapés will be served from 6.00 p.m. The debate will start at 7.00.
Lord Dyson QC, former Master of the Rolls will chair the debate.
For the Motion:
Proposed by Jamie Bartlett, of Demos, author of The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it)
Seconded by Matthew Lavy, Barrister specialising in information technology, of 4 Pump Court Chambers.
Against the Motion:
Opposed by Nigel Crook, Professor of Ethical AI and Robotics, Oxford Brookes University
Seconded by Graham Taylor, Chairman of Open Forum Europe
There will be two speakers for the motion and two against, followed by speeches and questions from the floor. The Opposer and Proposer will sum-up and the debate will be gauged by a show of hands.
Places are limited to 150 guests - we expect a very high turnout so to avoid disappointment book your tickets early!
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Ticket sales end one week before the dinner due to kitchen logistics.
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