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March 3, 2022

Pauline Perspectives

BOOK NOW: St Paul’s School Parents’ Group Pauline Perspectives – Thursday 10 March, 7.00pm

The St Paul’s School Parents’ Group invite you to join us for an evening of spirited debate as two teams from the Pauline Community argue about our technological future as they debate the motion:

“This House believes that the rise of Artificial Intelligence will do more harm than good to society”

This year’s Pauline Perspectives has drawn some of the most prestigious panellists in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The debate will be opened by Old Pauline and University of California, Berkeley Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, Professor Stuart Russell OBE. Professor Russell was recently invited to give the 2021 BBC Reith Lectures on ‘Living with Artificial Intelligence’.

The debate teams include St Paul’s School boys, Old Pauline Robbie Stamp, faculty member Dr Daniel Brigham and St Paul’s School parents Manuel Magalhaes and Natasha Loder.

Robbie Stamp, Chief Executive of Bioss International, is currently working on ISO recommendations on Board Governance and AI as a member of the British Standard Institute’s National Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence. He also attends the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI.

Dr Daniel Brigham has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, has engaged in post-doctoral research in the Study of Mind Project and was College Lecturer in Philosophy at Downing College, Cambridge. With published works in the nature of thoughts, facts, and truth, he has taught Theology and Philosophy at St. Paul’s since 2017 and is also a careers and universities adviser.

Natasha Loder is The Economist’s Health Policy Editor. She covers a wide range of topics in medicine, technology, pharma and science, including Artificial Intelligence.

Manuel Magalhaes is the founder of Materra Systemic Labs, an ecosystem enabler changing the way organisations change the world. His career spans over twenty years across deep-tech mostly within the Defence and National Security domains.

Please join us at the debate moderated by the High Master, Sally-Anne Huang, on Thursday, 10 March at 7.00pm at the John Colet Hall.

6.45pm – Arrivals for Live Event
7.00pm – Debate starts
8.30pm – Soft drinks reception in the Atrium
9.00pm – Live Event closes

Ticket Prices:
£15 (Adults)
£10 (Pupils and Staff)

While this event is best enjoyed live, we are also offering an online ticket option this year.  As this event is the only fundraiser for the St Paul’s School Parents’ Group, we will be asking for a fee of £10 for all attendees, both in person and online.

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