First speakers announced for WIRED Pulse: AI at the Barbican

Louisa Cavell

WIRED Pulse: AI at the Barbican is a one-day event on Saturday 15th June 2019, exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on human experience, as part of the Barbican exhibition AI: More than Human (16 May-26 August).

Artificial intelligence is in the news every day, yet much of the conversation remains within the corporate world – or highly dramatised. There is much room for AI to change our world for the positive – and this event explores where we are in that journey and showcases some of AI's capabilities. Guests attending WIRED Pulse: AI will have the opportunity to peek into this massive and fast-evolving world of machine learning and see AI through a different lens.
Curated by the award-winning WIRED editorial team, the programme features eight high-level talks from a compelling speaker faculty, including Terah Lyons, who was Policy Advisor during the Obama administration to the US Chief Technology Officer and Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, at Google, as well as a special musical performance from Reeps One, plus a Test Lab with over a dozen demos and showcases not yet readily available to the wider market.
WIRED has announced the first six speakers and music act:
Terah Lyons, Founding Executive Director, Partnership on AI
Terah Lyons is the Founding Executive Director of the Partnership on AI, which was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies and advance the public’s understanding of AI. Prior to this, Lyons served as Policy Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Obama administration.
Lucy Yu, Director of Public Policy, FiveAI

Lucy is director of public policy at FiveAI, Europe’s largest automated vehicle company. FiveAI is developing self-driving vehicles, which it will use to operate affordable, accessible and sustainable shared transport services in cities. Yu’s work has focused on future transport, regulating emerging technologies, and the social impact of disruptive technology.
Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist, Google
As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov guides teams in data-driven decision process and AI strategy. She is the innovator behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google, personally training over 15,000 Googlers.
Marcus du Sautoy, Author of The Creativity Code; Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
Simonyi professor and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy’s new book, The Creativity Code, explores the future of creativity and how machine learning will disrupt, enrich, and transform our understanding of what it means to be human.
Sandra Wachter, Lawyer and Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Sandra Wachter is a lawyer and Research Fellow in Data Ethics, AI and robotics at the Oxford Internet Institute and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Wachter serves as a policy advisor for governments and organisations on regulatory and ethical questions around emerging technologies.
Vishal Chatrath, CEO and co-founder,
Vishal is CEO and co-founder of, a Cambridge-based AI company whose mission is to enable leaders and organisations to make better business decisions by optimising resources.’s decision-making engine, VUKU, can process data in real time, adapt to uncertainty, and learn from experience.
Reeps One, Musician 
Reeps One (Harry Yeff) is a musician and artist based in East London. Described as a professional polymath, he boasts a powerful set of multidisciplinary skills and achievements. Accumulating over 100 million YouTube views for his independently showcased musical and technology-based performances, Reeps has gone on to lecture at Harvard University, Bell Labs and The World Economic Forum. He maintains an open-minded and accelerated attitude towards art and innovation, with a strong focus on the evolution of the human voice.
Additional names, including startups and showcasers will be announced over the coming weeks.  
WIRED Pulse: AI is open to all, and this event is ideal for anyone with a vested interest in how artificial intelligence is changing how we live and behave. Whether you’re already using or learning about artificial intelligence at work, home or in school – or you’re simply interested in the topic, this event will be an enjoyable translation of AI.
There are a limited number of tickets available to WIRED Pulse: AI. All access tickets include all keynote speeches and entrance to both the WIRED AI Test Lab and the Barbican exhibition AI: More than Human, a light breakfast, lunch, an exclusive WIRED t-shirt and premium seating in the theatre. For further information, or for registration, go to

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