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6 November, 2019 - 17:24 By Kate Sweeney

Ex-NASA scientist touches down in Cambridge to talk technology

A former NASA computer scientist will advise business leaders on the technological revolution in an event hosted by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Cambridge this month.

Peter Scott, who worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for over 30 years, helping advance exploration of the solar system, touches down on November 15 at the Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park as the guest speaker for IoD Cambridgeshire event: ‘The Future of Work in the AI Revolution.’

As one of the leading authorities on IT infrastructure, Scott has made the exploration of technology and its impact on human development his life’s work.
In recent years, he founded the Next Wave Institute, a non-profit foundation formed to educate generations on the peril and promise of exponential technological progress.

He will talk about the future of work, business, and society in a technological revolution that society has yet to fully grasp. He is also the author of the Human Cusp, in which the first book Crisis of Control explores how ‘artificial intelligences may save or destroy the human race’.

Simone Robinson, regional director for IoD East of England said: “This is an incredible opportunity to hear from one of the world’s greatest authorities and explore the possibilities and challenges that technology brings.”

The event is free for IoD members and £5 non-members. Spaces are limited and can be booked through iod.com

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