Jonnie Penn

Associate Teaching Professor (MSt) | Senior Research Fellow

BIOGRAPHY

Dr Jonnie Penn, FRSA, is a historian of information technology, broadcaster, and public speaker. He is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School, a Research Fellow at St. Edmunds College at the University of Cambridge, a New York Times bestselling author, and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Jonnie co-leads the Master of Studies in AI Ethics and Society programme at CFI as well as being a Research Fellow in the History of AI. He has held prior fellowships at the MIT Media Lab, Google, and the British National Academy of Writing. He writes and speaks widely about the future of work, data governance, youth and worker empowerment, and sustainable digital technologies.

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Resources

A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence: John Zerilli, Karina Vold, Jonnie Penn in conversation

A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence: John Zerilli, Karina Vold, Jonnie Penn in conversation. 26 April 2021. A recording of this live webinar. Join three of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence’s philosophers for a conversation on themes arising from John Zerilli et al.’s new book, A Citizen’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence. Up […]

Mind Over Chatter: What did the Future look like in the Past?

Mind over Chatter: University of Cambridge podcast. Episode 2: What did the future look like in the past? We all have theories about what the future might look like. But what did the future look like in the past? And how have the advent of new technologies altered how people viewed the future? We talked with curator […]

Towards a History of Artificial Intelligence

Towards a History of Artificial Intelligence Workshop at Columbia University May 23-24, 2019  Brown Institute for Media Innovation Pulitzer Hall  This event was supported by the Center for Science and Society and Dean of Social Sciences at Columbia University, the Leibniz Fund, and the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) at the University […]

The Case for Extended Intelligence

The Case for Extended Intelligence: Technological Advancement in Service of People and Planet, The Council on Extended Intelligence (IEEE) The Case for Extended Intelligence represents the first manifestation of the work of The Council on Extended Intelligence. Featuring the insights of CXI’s Project Teams and Membership working since June of 2018, the report frames how […]

The Pineapple Report: Youth in Europe Face the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Pineapple Report: Youth in Europe Face the Fourth Industrial Revolution, European Youth Forum (2019) The Pineapple Report surveys proposals for how young people in Europe can flourish in the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution. In emoji,a pineapple means, “It’s complicated”. The icon evokes a reminder that certain opportunities, like this one, require a holistic rather […]

Projects

Jonnie Penn

History of AI

The History of AI project examines the complex historical factors — social, political, technological and otherwise — that have shaped the development of intelligent systems during both the twentieth century and prior.

Jonnie Penn

Global Politics of AI

An interdisciplinary project that contributes cutting-edge research on the geopolitics of AI and the implications of AI development and deployment on international political systems. The Global Politics of AI Project is co-chaired by Dr Kerry McInerney and Haydn Belfield, and it sits in both the AI:FAR and the AI:Narratives and Justice programmes, It is an interdisciplinary project […]