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Free speech and non-human speakers: Public Event

Video Recording by David Runciman, Rae Langton, Philip Pettit, Toni Erskine

Free speech and non-human speakers. A public event chaired by David Runciman.

Date: 18 September 2017
Venue: Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre in September 2017.

We share our world with powerful and vocal non-human agents, such as corporations and, increasingly, AI-based systems of various kinds. Should such agents have a 'right' to free expression, analogous to that of human agents? If not, what restrictions are appropriate in a democratic society, and how should they be imposed?

David Runciman chairs a public event with philosophers Rae Langton (Cambridge) and Philip Pettit (Princeton), and political theorist Toni Erskine (UNSW), for a conversation about these fascinating and timely questions.

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