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Yuval Noah Harari

Historian, Philosopher and the Bestselling Author

How do we get the next 10 years right?

Harari is one of the most important thinkers of our time, and his insights into the future of humanity are both thought-provoking and challenging. Join us at the CogX Festival to:

Get the latest thinking from Yuval Noah Harari at CogX Festival

• Understand the latest thinking from Harari and many other leaders
• Connect and build new relationships, and reconnect with old friends
• Explore the latest innovation at the CogX Expo

Yuval will join the Global Leadership Summit stage on the morning of Tuesday, 12th September.

Meet the speakers
From Sapiens to AI - a journey into the future

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. His books have sold 45 Million copies in 65 languages, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.

At CogX, Harari will explore many topics, including the transformative power of AI, the risks it raises, and its impact on democracy and religion. His keynote will challenge us to rethink the future, prepare for the ethical challenges ahead and address the question: "How do we get the next 10 years right?".

The rising ethical dilemmas of technological advancement

The evolution of technology is creating ethical challenges like never before and humanity needs to come together to address them.

Transformational developments in AI raise the question of what it means to be human and how to define consciousness. AI systems already have human-like abilities in many domains - GPT4 performed in the 90th percentile for the bar exam and 89th percentile for SAT Maths. The Turing test has often been met in experiments and some engineers have claimed that AI bots are conscious. Millions of people regularly interact and have emotional relationships with their personal AI chatbots. These developments raise fundamental ethical questions: should AI systems have rights? Is it in humanity’s interest to build these models? And if machines surpass human capabilities, can the human race survive?

From the UN’s ethical use of AI principles to the Vatican’s AI ethics handbook, institutions grappling with these issues. Bringing the world together and having an inclusive dialogue is essential. We ultimately need to formulate our approach to ethical dilemmas and move the conversation from the theoretical to the practical. But with AI development happening at pace, time is running out.

What is the CogX Festival?

The CogX Festival started in 2017 to focus attention on the rising impact of AI on Industry, Government and Society, a subject which has never been higher on the global agenda. Over 6 years, CogX has now evolved to be a Festival of Inspiration, Impact and Transformational Change, with its mission to address the question: “How do we get the next 10 years right?”.

With our expansion to The O2, it will be our biggest and most impactful Festival to date. The new venue allows us to both maximise impact through inclusivity and scale whilst simultaneously delivering an unrivalled programme for executives.

Featuring the AI & DeepTech Summit, the Industry Transformation Summit and the Global Leadership Summit and an all new Expo - the 2023 CogX Festival will provide 3 days of inspirational talks, incredible networking and direct access to all the latest innovation. Come and immerse yourself in the extraordinary opportunities that technology promises and understand the challenges we must overcome along the way,

What to expect at the CogX Festival Global Leadership Summit?
Hear from world-leading thinkers and innovators:

Speakers from business, academia, and government will share their insights on the future of technology and its impact on society.

Discuss the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing our world:

Be a part of the conversations on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing our world, such as climate change, inequality, and the rise of artificial intelligence.

Network with other leaders and decision-makers:

Build new relationships and expand your network at the Expo. Meet over 1,000 startups, scaleups, and investors.

Develop new skills and knowledge:

Take the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge by attending workshops, keynote sessions and intimate Q&A sessions with our speakers.

Join the Executive Programme:

Elevate your CogX Festival experience with the Platinum pass. Unlock the full festival experience and take charge of your own conversations with unrestricted access to Leaders Lounges and Executive Suites.

Enjoy the Expo and Networking experience
Meet over 1,000 startups, scaleups, and investors, and learn about the latest trends in AI, emerging technologies, and innovation.

Connect with leaders and decision-makers

Connect with influential individuals from various industries such as technology, healthcare, finance, government, education, retail, manufacturing, transportation, and more. Build valuable relationships and explore collaboration opportunities.

Stay informed about the latest trends and innovations

Gain insights into the cutting-edge developments shaping the future. Discover new ideas, approaches, and solutions that can drive growth and transformation in your business.

Engage with startups, scaleups, and investors:

Network with a dynamic ecosystem of startups, scaleups, and investors. Discover disruptive innovations, explore investment opportunities, and foster partnerships that can accelerate your business's success.

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