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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.

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Bruce SchneierGermany
Radek SikorskiGermany
Alex TapscottGermany
Kenneth CukierFinland and Denmark
Philip E. TetlockUnited Arab Emirates
Malcolm GladwellUnited Arab Emirates and India
Daniela RusSweden
Tim HarfordNetherlands
Juan EnriquezUnited Arab Emirates
December 2016
Kevin SlavinFrance
Paul KrugmanIndia
Alex TapscottChina
Dani RodrikChile
Don TapscottGermany
January 2017
Emma DuncanTurkey
Raghuram RajanHong Kong
Kenichi OhmaeJapan
Alex TapscottSwitzerland
Gideon RachmanSouth Africa
February 2017
Tom KelleyIndia
Robert KaganSwitzerland
Alex TapscottLuxembourg
March 2017
Sian BeilockNorway
Michael SchrageSwitzerland
Malcolm GladwellAustria
Philip SheppardGermany
May 2017
Alex TapscottUnited Arab Emirates
BJ Miller, M.D.United Kingdom
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Malcolm GladwellHungary