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The Cybernetics Society – 51st Annual Conference

You are invited to the Cybernetics 51st Anniversary Conference will be held on Saturday 21st September 2019 in London.


9.30     Registration

10.00 “The Use and Abuse of Cybernetic Concepts in Economics” Dr David Dewhurst, Management Consultant, Member of Brunel University Council, Society Secretary, Former Head teacher, University Lecturer and Ofsted Inspector.

11.00 “AI & VR in Healthcare- A Cybernetic Perspective” Martin Ciupa, Chief AI Officer MindMaze, Lausanne, Switzerland. Former TEDx Speaker, Top 25 Social Influencer in Risk and Regulatory Technology in the USA.

12.00 Break

12.15 “Holistic Security-or Finding Needles in Needle-stacks!” Prof. Peter Cochrane OBE, Professor of Sentient Systems at the University of Suffolk and previously Professor for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology at Bristol University.

1.15 “Imparity, Service-Dominant Logic, and the Architecture of Enterprise” Prof. Angus Jenkinson, Partner at Thinking, Director at the Centre for Thinking Futures.

2.15 Lunch at Aldwych Cafe, Starbucks, Pret a Manger etc

3.30 “A Cybernetic Approach to Introducing Robotics” Prof Richard Mitchell, Professor of Cybernetics and Director of the School of Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Computer Science, University of Reading.

4.30 “Anticipating New Waves of Disruption in the Field of Artificial Intelligence” David W Wood DSc, Principal, Delta Wisdom and Chair of London Futurists.

5.30 Break

5.45 “Ten Thousand Years of Alienation” Prof John Wood, Professor of Practice, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales, and Emeritus Professor of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London.

6.45 Panel question and answer session with all our speakers.

Finish at 7.15 to be followed by dinner at 7.30pm at Salieri’s Restaurant, Strand.

Cybernetics Society members, staff, students and alumni of King’s College are admitted free of charge. Non-members may apply to join at the conference. The membership fee for the three months to the end of the year is £5. The student membership fee for the three months is £2.50. Application forms will be made available on the day. If you are considering attending please email so that we can estimate numbers. If you are contemplating joining us for dinner, please let us know for restaurant booking.

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