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How We Gave Control of Our Lives to Corporations, States and Ai’s

David Runciman in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

75 mins watch time

Posted September 2023


We are terrified of how AI will transform the world. But our world is already ruled by supremely powerful artificial entities that may yet destroy us: states and corporations. Professor Runciman joins us live to distil centuries of thinking about how to live with artificial agency – and tell us what it means for life in the twenty-first.