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Calum Chace

‘The A.I. Guy’:  A.I. Expert and Author with a background in Strategy, Business & Journalism

why book calum?

  • Calum is ‘The A.I. Guy’: A.I. Expert and Author with a background in Strategy, Business & Journalism, author of “The Economic Singularity” and “Surviving A.I.”
  • His diverse career spans journalism, directorial roles at AMR International and KPMG, and leadership positions at BP and Weeding Technologies
  • As the founder of 3cs, Calum serves as an AI consultant, sharing insights into the complex landscape of artificial intelligence
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Since graduating from Oxford in PPE, Calum Chace has worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, as a director for AMR International and KPMG, for BP in both the UK and UAE, and was the CEO of Weeding Technologies.  Currently Calum is a consultant on A.I. through 3cs, a company he founded. He is also the author of ‘The Economic Singularity’, a non-fiction book about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment; ‘Surviving A.I.’, a non-fiction book about the likelihood and impact of strong A.I. and super-intelligence; and techno-thriller ‘Pandora’s Brain’.

In the emergent, active debate overA.I., there are as many that are excited by the possibilities as there are and those who are warning of disaster.

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As well as a brief historical look at the developments of the new world of deep learning A.I., Calum’s talks provides evidence for both sides of the argument and guides audiences through his strange new world. Ultimately he makes the case that A.I. can turn out to be the best thing that will happen to humanity, making our future wonderful almost beyond imagination. But, be cautions, our future welfare and prosperity depends on our determination to learn about and meet the challenges that A.I. presents head on.


Surviving AI

  • What is this AI thing anyway?
  • AI’s Big Bang and the state of the art
  • Can we create human-level AI?
  • Would a Superintelligence like us?
  • The promise and the peril

Can we survive AI? According to Calum Chace, artificial intelligence is our most powerful technology, and superintelligence may soon be with us. In the decades to come, it can change everything as we know it. Since the big bang of AI in 2012, its development gathered speed. Learn the challenges and opportunities that humanity will face from artificial intelligence in this thought-provoking keynote.

The Economic Singularity – a jobless future?

  • What is this AI thing anyway?
  • The power of exponentials
  • The Luddite fallacy and its opposite
  • How to be happy in a jobless future
  • A call to arms

Are we heading to a jobless future? Understand the prospects of artificial intelligence in the job market. In this keynote, speaker Calum Chace will take you through among others the economic singularity, which involves technological unemployment, and the technological singularity concerning the possible creation of superintelligence.

The Philosophy of AI

  • Intelligence, consciousness, and AI
  • Trolleyology: would you throw the fat man off the bridge?
  • Slave to the algorithm (with apologies to Grace Jones)
  • Could a machine be a moral agent?The simulation hypothesis
What is the world coming to? The continued development of artificial intelligence creates new discussions. In the future, we will be slaves to the algorithm. In this keynote, Calum Chace discusses which decisions should be made by machines, and which should be reserved for humans. Additionally, he discusses the simulation hypothesis suggesting that reality may be a simulation created by a post-human society.

Artificial Intelligence and the Two Singularities

  • Congratulations on choosing to live at the best time ever
  • The extraordinary achievements and promise of AI
  • The economic singularity: joblessness and the leisure society
  • The technological singularity: superintelligence
  • Humanity’s most important century

When will it end? The truth is that the revolution of artificial intelligence has only just begun. Speaker Calum Chace argues that the exponential growth of artificial intelligence brings about two singularities, including the economic singularity and the technological singularity. He takes you through the two singularities in this enlightening and engaging keynote on the incredible promise of artificial intelligence.

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“Thank you so much for your presentation last night and for participating in a very interesting and lively panel discussion.  I thought it worked really well, and all the feedback I had was very good indeed.  I thought you set the context for the discussion really well and warmed up the audience to think more deeply about and around the topic.”



“He was absolutely fantastic!  All the delegates gave very positive feedback on Calum’s contributions, and he added a great deal to the day, and not just in his allocated sessions. We really appreciated him staying around. We’d like to extend a huge big thank you to him. He was excellent.”

Hymans Robertson


“Calum did a fantastic job engaging the whole audience and was very well received. The feedback on was absolutely spot on.”



“What a fascinating presentation that was – thank you.  There has been a real buzz in the sixth form centre in the last couple of days as the conversations about AGI continue.”

King’s College School, Wimbledon, June 2017

“The lecture meet our expectations totally; the audience responded enthusiastically and we were very happy with Mr. Chace.”

VERN, University, Zagreb


“Awe-inspiring presentation.”

Rotary Club branch chair


“Thank you for giving us such an inspirational keynote speech at our ethics and AI event last night. You managed to be accessible, challenging and hugely interesting all at the same time – quite an achievement!”



“Calum was great. Very positive comments from the shareholders in their feedback.”

Beringea Private Equity


“Thank you so much for recommending Calum, he was perfect for our event, a really interesting presentation and all the delegates enjoyed listening to his views on Artificial Intelligence.”

Shared Services


“I invited Calum to London Business School to give a talk about about artificial intelligence, and its consequences for the business world. The presentation was really engaging, including not only possible impacts on the economy, but also potential solutions. Calum is a great speaker and has a deep understanding of AI, which allows him to present the matter in a completely new light.”

MBA student, London Business School


“Calum went down very well, a fascinating and thought provoking presentation. Thank you.”