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Stuart Russell is a leading expert on artificial intelligence, robotics, and ways of getting and using biological data. He is a pioneer in the understanding and uses of artificial intelligence (AI), its long-term future, and its relation to humanity. He is a leading researcher in the practical applications of machine intelligence. Stuart is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC-Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC-San Fransisco.

Jeff Howe explores the frontiers of our media and technology future and brings back valuable, vivid reports on the dangers and possibilities waiting for us there. He coined the term crowdsourcing in 2006 and published a book on the subject in 2008. Co-author, with Joi Ito, of a new book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, Jeff shows us how to navigate the exponential acceleration of everything digital and its white water confluence with the Internet. He is a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab and an assistant professor and the program coordinator for Media Innovation at Northeastern University

Ross Douthat is the youngest Op-Ed Columnist in the history of The New York Times. Representing a new generation of conservative commentator, Ross enlivens the editorial pages of the Times with his vigorous and penetrating analysis of domestic and international politics and government. Eloquent, thoughtful, and insightful, Ross shines new light on every topic he explores, whether it be the Iraq War, the abortion question, health care, Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, or American’s evolving role in the world.

John B. Taylor is a world-renowned economist known for his research on the foundations of modern monetary theory and policy and his experience in international economics. He has an active interest in public policy and has served at various senior levels in government. For four years, he was Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs during the first Bush administration. He has been a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers and served as its senior economist. He was also a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. John served as senior economist on President Ford's and President Carter’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1976 and 1977 and as a member of President George H.W. Bush's Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 through 1991.

May 2017
Tyler CowenSwitzerland
Steven JohnsonAustria
Stuart RussellChina
Alex TapscottUnited Arab Emirates and Spain
Daniela RusSouth Korea
Don TapscottJapan
Kevin AshtonBrazil
Kenneth CukierAustria
Edward LuceSingapore
Chris AndersonBrazil
June 2017
Kenneth CukierBrazil
Paul KrugmanKazakhstan
Professor Sir Angus DeatonItaly and France
Laurie SantosGermany
Robert J. GordonFrance
Tom KelleyIreland
Kevin AshtonSouth Korea
Simon JohnsonTaiwan
Chris AndersonGermany
Don TapscottSwitzerland
Stuart RussellSouth Korea
July 2017
Alex TapscottChina
Daniela RusItaly
Arkady OstrovskyCzech Republic
August 2017
September 2017
Kevin AshtonGuatemala
David PillingSouth Africa
John AuthersHong Kong
Paul KrugmanUkraine
Paul BloomSouth Korea
October 2017
Radek SikorskiNorway
Steven JohnsonGermany
Don TapscottBrazil
J. Bradford DeLongSwitzerland
Malcolm GladwellPortugal
November 2017
Sian BeilockJapan
Michael PettisSingapore
Kenneth CukierBelgium
JB StraubelBrazil and Argentina
Chris AndersonItaly
Don TapscottJapan
Tom KelleyDenmark