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About Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh (UK)
Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh will talk about bringing technology, physics and philosophy together to tackle seemingly impossible problems. He is the Academic Project Manager of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. He also manages Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. His current focus is on risks and impacts relating to emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics, biotechnology including synthetic biology and genomics, and surveillance technology. At TEDxUHasselt, he will talk about bringing technology, physics and philosophy together to tackle seemingly impossible problems.
Seán has published in a diverse set of fields including genomics, molecular evolution and artificial intelligence, and has been widely featured in the science media, including recent features in the New Scientist and the BBC. Prior to joining the Future of Humanity Institute, he completed a PhD in genome evolution at Trinity College Dublin. He has a degree in human genetics.