How safe are we in the virtual world?

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Duration: 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Status: Completed

A ThinkIn for Darktrace. The world is increasingly virtual. Even before Covid-19, we were playing, working and socialising online more than ever before. The coronavirus has turbocharged this transition. But what kinds of threats will we face as our lives move further onto the cloud? How will governments and private companies protect us from cyber attacks, identity thefts and data abuses? Conversely, are we safer in a virtual world – which, after all, has fewer physical threats and no violent crime? Could we harness data to defeat a future pandemic, or to predict future crime? In this brave new world, do we trust private companies to protect us through technology alone – or do we need governments and regulators to guarantee our safety?

Chair: Alexi Mostrous, Editor and partner, Tortoise

Our special guests include:

Carl Miller, Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Ivana Bartoletti, Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI; Author, An Artificial Revolution: On Power, Politics and AI 

Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace