Calum Chace is a best-selling writer and sought-after speaker on artificial intelligence. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us as individuals, societies and economies.
His non-fiction books on AI are The Economic Singularity, about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment, and Surviving AI, about the likelihood of strong AI and superintelligence. Calum is also the author of Pandora’s Brain, a techno-thriller about the first superintelligence. He runs a blog on the subject at pandoras-brain.com.
Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. He maintains his interest in business by serving as chairman and coach for a selection of growing companies. In 2000 he co-wrote The Internet Startup Bible, a business best-seller published by Random House.
A long time ago, Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since boyhood was actually philosophy in fancy dress.
Calum is a sought-after keynote speaker and best-selling writer on artificial intelligence. He focuses on the medium- and long-term impact of AI on all of us, our societies and our economies.
His non-fiction books on AI are Surviving AI, about strong AI and superintelligence, and The Economic Singularity, about the prospect of widespread technological unemployment. Both are now in their third editions.
He also wrote Pandora’s Brain and Pandora’s Oracle, a pair of techno-thrillers about the first superintelligence. He is a regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and radio.
In the last five years, Calum has given over 120 talks in 18 countries on five continents. Videos of his talks, and lots of other materials are available at www.pandoras-brain.com.
He is co-founder of a think tank focused on the future of jobs, called the Economic Singularity Foundation. The Foundation has published Stories from 2045, a collection of short stories written by its members.
Before becoming a full-time writer and speaker, Calum had a 30-year career in journalism and in business, as a marketer, a strategy consultant and a CEO. He studied philosophy at Oxford University, which confirmed his suspicion that science fiction is actually philosophy in fancy dress.
“For our 2021 P&G Personal Development week we invited Calum to give a talk on why digital is an important aspect during these days. It was great! The senior people all stayed to the end. That almost never happens! He is a truly exceptional guest speaker. He has such charisma and at the same time humility. Calum’s focus on the power of Digitalization has never been more relevant than now. He provided such great insight and examples on where the future may bring , how and why we need to adjust to the technological wave that is coming. We were talking about him hours after his presentation and what a superb speaker he was – I couldn’t recommend him enough.”
“Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to see Calum Chace speak about the societal impact of Artificial Intelligence in the future. Hands down, the most thought provoking presentation I’ve ever seen. It is a life changing perspective of things that you don’t have to be a technology geek to appreciate.”