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Is Democracy and Freedom Threatened by Technology SOLD OUT

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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BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT 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 Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Sloane Club British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden