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Is Democracy and Freedom Threatened by Technology

Martin Moore and Jamie Susskind Chaired by Ian Goldin

Sunday, 31 March 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£8 - £13.50

Academic Dr Martin Moore and barrister Jamie Susskind look at how technological advance is impacting democracy and freedom. Is democracy safe from online exploitation by authoritarian regimes, hackers and moneyed elites? How far should our lives be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems?

Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power, is author of Democracy Hacked: Political Turmoil and Information Warfare in the Digital Age. He shows how hackers are able to interfere in our democratic system and provoke swings of opinion and explains what we need to do to protect ourselves.

Susskind, a practising barrister, is author of Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech. He argues that rapid innovation in technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality will transform the way we live. Those who control them will hold great power over us, shaping what we think and do. Susskind proposes ways we can take back control.

Discussions are chaired by Professor Ian Goldin, founding director and senior fellow of the Oxford Martin School, professor of globalisation and development at the University of Oxford, and a former vice-president of the World Bank.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Bayard Presse Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer