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Provost to take part in CogX Global Leadership Summit 2020

7 June 2020

Dr Claire Craig, the College’s Provost, is speaking at the CogX Global Leadership Summit & Festival of AI & Emerging Technologies this week. The event, which features speakers and sessions across 17 stages, is going virtual this year. Its theme is the question: ‘How do we get the next 10 years right?’

Claire is taking part in two sessions: the first on the Ethics and Society stage, the other on Global Leadership. On Monday 8 June at 2pm (BST), she will join Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery (Professor of Health Care Law at UCL), Husayn Kassai (CEO & co-founder, Onfido) and John Thornhill (Innovation Editor, The Financial Times) for a discussion on the topic of ‘Exit through the App Store: Immunity passports and the future of health identity’.

On Tuesday 9 June at 9am, Claire will consider ‘The Future of Research’ with Magdalena Skipper (Editor in Chief of Nature) and Sir Mark Walport (Chief Executive, UKRI).

Claire has experience in providing science advice for decision-making across government from climate change and genetic engineering to civil emergencies. She led Foresight, the UK’s science-based futures programme and, while at the Royal Society, worked on the reports on Artificial Intelligence and on the governance of data, which informed the creation of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and the Ada Lovelace Institute. She joined Queen’s in 2019 as our Provost, and is also a member of the AI Council. Her book How does Government Listen to Scientists? is published by Palgrave.

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