Join us for our SHSK Society Talk in April: How to be a 'Futurist', with Old Girl, Sophie Hackford
Sophie will talk about making a career out of imagining the future. Travelling to Seoul, Saudi Arabia, Helsinki, Arizona, giving talks to executives about AI, avatars, supercomputing, gene sequencing, the private space industry (and inevitably asked about whether/when there will be a robot apocalypse). She will tell us how her career came about, and where it might be heading.
Sophie Hackford is a futurist. She has given 160 provocative talks to boards and exec teams on novel science and tech. Clients come from every industry – Adobe, Bank of New York, DeepMind, EY, Vogue – although the best questions have so far come from audiences of school children.
Sophie co-founded 1715Labs: a spinout from Oxford University’s Astrophysics Department, labelling data to train algorithms. She is on the board of two growth-stage startups.
Sophie previously worked at WIRED Magazine, at Singularity University on the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, and Oxford University where she raised $120m for frontier-bending research.
Despite very real threats, Sophie is an optimist about the future.
She is not on social media.
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